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Parts That Fix General Electric Refrigerator GTH18GBDCRWW Noisy

Noisy is a commonly reported symptom for the GTH18GBDCRWW General Electric Refrigerator, and we have put together a full guide on how to fix this. This advice is based on feedback from people who own this exact appliance. We have listed the most common parts for your GTH18GBDCRWW General Electric Refrigerator that will fix Noisy. We have included repair instructions, and helpful step-by-step video tutorials. If you are experiencing this issue, not to worry, DIYers just like you have fixed this, and shared their experience to help you!

Fixes Symptom 40% of time
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This 115-volt 60Hz evaporator fan motor is located in the back of the freezer and circulates air over the refrigerator coils. These coils will convert the heat into cool air, which is then circulated. If the motor has failed, the freezer/refrigerator will become too warm because the fan motor is not circulating the cool air from the freezer into the refrigerator. This is a genuine OEM part. Please remember to disconnect the power to the appliance before starting your repair.

$ 74.43
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PartSelect Number PS12741350
Manufacturer Part Number WR60X31522

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Evaporator Fan Motor

Replacing your Evaporator Fan Motor

Customer Repair Stories

Loud Fan Motor

Unplug refrigerator.Remove the floor of the freezer box by removing the 4 philips head screws. Remove the cover over the fan by pulling it straight up and out. Remove the styrafoam duct by pulling it straight up and out. Remove the back wall of the freezer by removing the 4 philips head screws. Unplug fan. Remove the fan, bracket and all, by removing the two philips head screws on the back wall. Take the two halves of the bracket appart by removing the two hex head scews on the back of the bracket. Remove the "O" ring from the fan blade and remove the blade. There is a rubber grommet on both the front and back halves of the bracket. Make sure they are set properly in the brackets to secure and position the motor properly so the fan blade doesn't hit anything when it spins. Install the new motor onto the bracket the same way you took the old one off. Check the positions of the brackets, rubber grommets and motor to make sure they're properly installed and secure. Replace the "O" ring onto the fan blade and install it onto the new motor with a firm push on the center of the blade. Install the brackets and fan onto the back wall and plug in the new motor. Reinstall the back wall of the freezer box and make sure the motor is secure. Plug the refrigerator back in and check to make sure the fan blade doesn't hit anything while it's turning. Finish reassembling the freezer box.
  • Arthur from East Meadow, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Freezer Fan

I removed two srews from the back panel inside fthe reezer compartment and the two that hold the air manifold/baffle? and pulled the baffle out. Then, I removed the two srews that hold the front part of the fan bracket behind the baffle and the back panel came out easily. Two more screws and one quick connect plug attached to the fan and I was done with removal. Insallation was even quicker, I slid the original fan right off the old motor and slid it on the new motor's shaft. Piece of cake! Thanks Partselect.
  • Luis from College Station, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 21% of time
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30 - 60 mins 

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If you notice that your refrigerator or freezer is noisy or too warm, you may need to replace the evaporator fan grommet. This part is red in color, and is about 1 inch in diameter. The evaporator fan grommet is located behind the evaporator fan cover in the back of the freezer. You will need to remove the evaporator fan cover to access the evaporator fan and complete this repair. Before you begin this repair, ensure the power to the refrigerator is disconnected. You will need a pair of needle nose pliers, a small flat blade screw driver and both a 1/4 and 5/16-inch nut driver to complete this repair.

$ 13.21
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PartSelect Number PS963756
Manufacturer Part Number WR02X12008

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Evaporator Fan Grommet - Red

Replacing your Evaporator Fan Grommet - Red

Customer Repair Stories

Fan making noise.

Remove ice maker and all of it's accessories in order to remove the panel covering the fan. Don't drop the screws!
Unscrew the lower fan bracket. You will see the lower red rubber grommet. Hold fan motor with one hand and push the fan off the shaft and into the compartment above. Then remove the round retainer thing below it by holding it and pulling down on the motor assembly. Install new grommet on upper part. and put it all together.
REMEMBER where the fan is on the shaft. It has about one inch of shaft placement. I put mine so that most of it was above the hole that the fan goes into and about 20 percent showing below the sheet metal.
Also check to see if your fan is damaged. Mine was not.
This refrigerator has been awesome! I have had many issues but have been able to fix all of them for the last 15 years!
  • Matthew from Escondido, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fan was not centered in the middle of the back panel opening.

Bent the motor bracket down, then using a rat tail file, elongated the holes in the back panel of the refrigerator to secure the fan in the "centered" position. This was a problem that was with the refrig. since it was made. The parts involved were perfect. NO problem at all installing them.
  • James from GREENSBORO, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 10% of time
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7 Reviews

Rated by 16 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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This blade attaches to the evaporator motor.

$ 17.07
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PartSelect Number PS1018129
Manufacturer Part Number WR60X10204

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Evaporator Fan Blade

Replacing your Evaporator Fan Blade
Fixes Symptom 10% of time
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Rated by 15 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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This evaporator fan motor grommet, or condenser fan grommet is built for refrigerators. It provides a cushion between the fan motor and the motor mounting bracket. It is made or round, black plastic and is approximately one inch in diameter. If your grommet is torn or damaged and you are getting noise from the fan motor, you may need to replace it. This is an OEM part sourced directly from the manufacturer.

$ 11.59
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PartSelect Number PS284555
Manufacturer Part Number WR02X10098

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Evaporator/Condensor Fan Grommet

Replacing your Evaporator/Condensor Fan Grommet

Customer Repair Stories

Had a 'ticking' sound

Separately (from a different site) purchased new compressor fan and motor. I purchased the grommets here because the other site listed the grommets as temporarily out of stock. I did watch one of the videos on PartSelect about the grommet replacement. Repair was pretty simple, biggest challenge was getting to the screw on the far side of the motor. Removed the two screws holding the fan motor into place. Removed motor and blade. Reinstalled with new fan blade, new grommet and new motor.
  • John from PARKVILLE, MO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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Noisy

I didn’t do the repair because I ordered two grommets. When they arrived, one of the packages was empty! Instead of just sending me another one, they refunded the part so I still need one. By the way, I was not refunded half the shipping either which was more than the part itself.
  • Brad from SPRING MILLS, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
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Fixes Symptom 10% of time
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Rated by 26 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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This compression ring is meant to hold the evaporator fan motor in place in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. This is is a genuine OEM part. The tools needed to complete this repair are a Phillips screw driver and small flat blade screw driver. Be sure to turn off your refrigerator before removing the evaporator fan cover so the fan does not turn on during repair. It is recommended to check the grommets, evaporator fan, and fan blades during repair in case they also need replacning. The compression ring may need replacing if the fan is noisy, or the refrigerator compartments are too warm. This part is sold individually.

$ 9.88
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PartSelect Number PS1015726
Manufacturer Part Number WR02X12149

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Compression Ring

Replacing your Compression Ring
Fixes Symptom 6% of time
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Rated by 14 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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The lid bumper or evaporator fan motor bumper in your refrigerator prevents the fan motor from scraping against the side bracket. If your refrigerator/freezer is noisy, the bumper could be worn down or missing, and the sound could be a result of the motor scraping the side bracket. You will find it between the fan motor and the side bracket on the evaporator fan motor assembly. To access the bumper, you will need to remove the evaporator fan motor assembly from the freezer. This part is made of orange rubber and is less than half an inch in diameter. It has a rounded top and a slightly pointed bottom, and is sold individually.

$ 10.97
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PartSelect Number PS284979
Manufacturer Part Number WR02X10540

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Lid Bumper

Replacing your Lid Bumper

Customer Repair Stories

noisy refrigerator

I followed your video and completely dismantled the refrigerator evaporator motor, fan, brackets, and grommet, I completely cleaned the refrigerator including the cooling coils. I then ordered the evaporator motor ,fan, grommets, lid bumper, and brackets. The order would take a week to arrive. In the meantime I cleaned and reassembled all the old parts, waiting for the new ones to come. Guess what! The refrigerator was quiet as a mouse. I really did not need the new parts, but I kept them anyway just for good luck. Not bad for a refrigerator that's twenty four years old.
  • James from NEW YORK, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Defroster fan burned up

First I removed the ice tray rack lifting it out of the way to reach the back cover of the fan. Then, the whole back inside panel had to be removed. Two screws removed the fan and bracket from the freezer unit. The missing bumper lid just snapped into place. Replaced everything in reverse order. Pretty easy job.
  • Peter M. from Lincoln Park, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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4 Reviews

Rated by 4 customers 

  

Easy 

30 - 60 mins 

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This fan motor circulates the air through the refrigerator grille and cools the compressor and condenser coils. It also helps to evaporate extra water in the drain pan.

$ 101.19
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PartSelect Number PS11701278
Manufacturer Part Number WR60X10348

Customer Repair Stories

old motor was making a clicking noise.

unplugged appliance. removed cover from back of fridge. unplugged wiring to condenser. pulled fan blade from motor. removed two bolts from fan bracket.removed fan blade and then motor. cleaned fan blade and all surrounding parts.installed new fan and blade. plugged fan motor back in re-installed cover on back of fridge.plugged fridge back in.motor is now nice and quiet.
  • ROBERT from LA GRANGE, KY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Not cooling the bottom

Disconnect the refrigerator, remove & installed new fan evaporator motor
  • John M from SAN ANTONIO, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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30 - 60 mins 

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$ 33.78
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PartSelect Number PS11726966
Manufacturer Part Number WR60X24484
Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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Rated by 1 customer 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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$ 8.06
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PartSelect Number PS12583176
Manufacturer Part Number WR21X30013
Fixes Symptom less than 1% of time
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Rated by 14 customers 

  

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15 - 30 mins 

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This defrost timer will cycle for 25 minutes after every six hours of run time. The timer itself is made of plastic, and its terminals are bent, the leads are internal, and the label is orange. If you notice that your fridge is too warm, the fridge is running for a long time or is leaking, it could be due to the defrost timer becoming inactive. The defrost timer is found underneath the light cover (may need to remove lightbulb) and will need to be removed along with the air inlet assembly and housing.

$ 93.29
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PartSelect Number PS310869
Manufacturer Part Number WR9X502

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz

Replacing your Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz

Customer Repair Stories

display showed dE

popped off front grille, removed 2 screws for bracket, then had to remove one screw for timer. unplugged old timer, reversed procedure, all works.
  • Nancy from Hamburg, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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refrigerator was not cooling but the freezer worked fine.

My husband put on the defrost timer. At first I thought the part was not going to fix the problem. After about 5 hours my refrigerator was still warm. I went to work and when I got home that evening my refrigerator was cooling and down to 28 degrees. So if you replace this part wait at least 12-24 hours. Give it time to stablize. My husband says it has to go through its cycle. It works on a 24 hour timer. My refrigerator is working fine and this has saved me alot of money. My husband says, once you put on the timer you may have to use a flat screwdriver and turn the small dial clockwise one click to start it. He removed the kick grill and replaced the part. Dont forget to shut breaker off to replace this part. Turn power back on and start the timer. We are so happy that we now have a working refrigerator.
  • Wanda from Cabins, WV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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