Question about GE GSH25KGRWW Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

Side by side stopped working but clicling noises every second two.

2005 GE Side by Side stopped working today. It Is getting power. Circuit board is making a clicking noise about every second or two. Also clicking by what I believe is the compressor(Metal obect at bottom mounted w/ rubber dampners.). Actual clicking happening at Electrical componet attached to compressor. Disconnected wires from module attached to compressor and checked connections. Every time the clicking happens the fan attached to motor moves slightly. Seems like the refrigerator clicking is happening to get compressor or motor started but it is just not starting. Looked for a reset switch or blown fuse but couldn't find anything. No other noises happening. Did all basic checks, adjusted temp controls, checked breakers, Hit compressor to get it started :) nothing worked. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 878 Answers

Read, this model posted has a main board in back that controls the refer. Your problem sounds like the overload and relay on the compressor but you need to do a test to verify. On the main board in back there is a blue harness, 3 pronged, that is marked line, defr and comp. Lower left hand corner. You need to get a jumper wire with alligator clips and with the plug out, jump line to comp. Now plug it back in, this will send 120V directly to the compressor. See if it starts. If not and it does it clicking thing, chances are it's the overload and relay, or the compressor itself. You have five years warranty on the compresser. If it starts, it's the board it's the board giving you the problem. This of course is for the GSH model back.

Posted on Feb 11, 2007

  • gmilo2 Dec 01, 2010

    The manual says that the clicking can go on for up to five minutes when it is trying to restart. I know it doesn't address the issue of the refrigerator stopping working in the first place, but should try resetting by unplugging and then seeing if it will start. Then again, this was posted 4 years ago........


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

I fixed my motherboard.

Board WKKT Model 0158-00-04
Board GEA Part 200D4854G013

I replaced both 47uF x 400V capacitors - one of them was bulged. The bad one was open, and the other still had it's nominal value.

I tryed to make the refrigerator work, to no avail.

After a careful inspection, i replaced both 470uF x 25V capacitor (c29 and c30, i guess - near the 7805 regulator). Both had around 0.5% of their original value, and i belive it was the source of the problem.

Everytime the processor tried to start the relay, the power level dropped and the motherboard "rebooted"... and thus the cycles and clicks from the relay.

The refrigerator got back to life!

There was a recall by GE on November, 2006.
Call GE at 18003861215, option 3. Mention the recall and maybe it's still valid a free replacement.

Posted on Dec 17, 2013


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

GE Model GSH25JSRF SS is clicking non stop, the click comes from a small panel on the back right of the fridge. Started out that the water and ice dispenser didn't dispense. Then the clicking just came...

Is it still cooling? I had an issue where there was a clicking noise from the back panel and the fridge did not cool. Pulling off the panel the noise seemed to from a box on the circuit board. Turns out there was a problem with the controler board and after some research I found that the board was covered under a recall. GE ended up sending a guy out to replace the board at no charge. Pretty cool being that if was after the warranty had expired; but I guess it makes sence since there was a recall. Good luck.

Dec 10, 2009 | GE GSH25JFR Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

My refidgerator & freezer stopped getting cold. It is running but no cold air on both sides. (It was making a clicking noise that was coming from the circuit board on the back of the unit) but that has...

Replace the mother board. (it's the board you heard clicking) The only thing you hear running are fans. Check your model and serial number with your parts supplier, as you may be able to get the board free. (only certain models / serial numbers qualify)

Nov 21, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

3 Answers

The circuit board is making a clicking noise... I

Sounds like you have a GE side by side, replace the mother board. Common problem. Once you replace then check to make sure the evap fan is running and condenser fan are working.

Sep 30, 2009 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

My ge side by side refrigerator has stop coolin on both sides

The clicking you hear is most likely the compressor trying to cycle. It sounds to me like you are low on refrigerant. Most are thermo. protected and will not run on low coolant. Frigerators DO NOT make cold, they absorb heat from inside the box and expell it out the back. Most common cause of refrigerant loss is a leak, usually near the compressor. Hope I Helped

Mar 08, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers


I had the same problem back in March. First the water and ice dispensers stopped working, then the clicking started and the compressor wouldn't turn on. I replaced the circuit board and everything started working again, until today. This is a very common problem with the circuit board on these refrigerators. Do a search for "GE circuit board" and you'll see what I mean. GE issued a service bulletin to its technicians that this service should be provided free of charge, and anyone who already paid to have the circuit board replaced will be reimbursed. I wish I would've known about it 6 months ago. I will be calling GE Consumer Affairs on Monday to get this resolved.

Jul 26, 2008 | GE GSL25JFPBS Side by Side Refrigerator

3 Answers

Side by side stopped working but clicling noises every second two.

Ok the motherboard is malfunctioning. Ive observed this exact problem before. Replace the board and all will be normal again. If you keep lettig it click and click it may finally kill that relay that you descibed to me or even worse the compressor itself.

Dec 02, 2007 | GE GSL25JFR Brushed Steel Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

GE GSH25KGRWW Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

462 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2694 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers


Level 2 Expert

98 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides