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Noisy GE - TFB26SPDABS

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First - I know better than to own GE appliances. All of my Whirlpool / Kitchenaid appliances are cruising along nicely. However, my brothers GE side by side (model TFB26SPD BS) is a beast. The evaporator fan is loud enough to hear from the next room. Would that be remedied by a replacement blade? A blade adjustment? New fan motor? I haven't pulled it apart, but it is a constant noise that has persisted for months - unlike my other brother's Samsung which was making icicles that grew into the fan until it stopped.

Another question - the filter clogged which starved the icemaker and the water dispenser. I put a new filter in and bled it through the water dispenser. Is there a trick to getting the icemaker to fire up again? I've turned it off and then back on hoping it would initiate a cycle. The tray is clear and water free. It is one of the replacements from repairclinic.com - not the original GE icemaker.

Thanks to all.

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A new fan motor will soothe that savage beast...check the filltube to see if it is plugged with ice.

this happens sometimes when water pressure is very low (clogged filter?).

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So is it bearing going out on the motor that makes it so noisy? I remember reading something about a fan blade mounting issue somewhere but I can't find it. Also, I just spent the last hour reading about how crappy the IM6 is. I read about how it is being "replaced" with the WR30X328 when stock is depleted, but when I search that number, I come up with a RIM300 icemaker replacement. Anyone have any experience with these?

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Some GE SxS evaporator fan blades will ride up on the shaft over time and rub against the plastic cover.

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Nobody has any experience with the RIM 300 icemaker?

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Don't recognize that #, but the I/m they replaced the im6 with is pretty crappy in its own right.

on a positive note, it is non-electronic...

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RIM300 is a Supco replacement icemaker. I guess you could say it's the generic replacement. Did you test the water valve and make sure the fill tube isn't frozen?

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That's on the list of things to do when I get back over to his house. He's working 80 hour weeks so he hasn't been able to mess with it. Thanks for the info.

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