My GE TBF22ZC refrigerator (circa 1985) is making a ticking noise. It appears the noise is coming from the rear of the unit, at the bottom. II don't think it's the rhythmic clicking that some people report when the main board relays go bad. Also, the ticking noise is there even when the compressor shuts off. Does the compressor fan stay on for awhile after the compressor shuts off? Could it be that the compressor fan motor bearings are going bad, and the ticking noise I'm hearing is the motor going bad or the fan blades nicking the sheet metal that surrounds the fan? Before ordering parts, I'd sure appreciate some advise. Thanks!
ANSWER Hello Scott,
You should pull the unit out and remove the cover over the unit compartment. This will allow you to see the components and determine what parts, (if any), will be required. There may just be an item, as you mentioned, contacting the fan blade or vibrating against the side of the compressor. I have, many times, slightly and carefully bent a freon line to eliminate a noise such as this.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, August 12, 2013