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I have a GE refrigerator model# PFS22S1SBSS. One day I noticed that my temp display was out. I called Ge and they said it was a bad motherboard and they sent me a new one at no charge. Now, the refrig started clicking, and the compressor makes a humming sound while taking 3-6 clicks to start. Everything else seems to work. GE sent me a second new motherboard that only lasted about 12 hours and the click is back again. I removed the lower rear panel and discoverd the click is coming from the small electrical box on the side of the compressor. Please help.

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  •  George Michael Smith
    George Michael Smith Nov 01, 2012

    Is your display panel still on?

  • JWKelly59
    JWKelly59 Nov 01, 2012

    Yes it is.

  • JWKelly59
    JWKelly59 Nov 01, 2012

    The display works, fan works, and lights work. The clicking did not start until after the first replacement motherboard was installed. GE then sent me a second motherboard and now the refrig is clicking again. But, the click does not come from the mother board, it comes from down by the compressor.

  •  George Michael Smith
    George Michael Smith Nov 01, 2012

    The little black box is a relay. It is used to start the compressor. Sounds like its having a hard time starting the compressor. You should replace the relay

  • JWKelly59
    JWKelly59 Nov 01, 2012

    Yes and thank you. My research has led me to a: P.T.C. + OLP ASM GE part# WR07X10097 so I'm going to give that a try.

  • JWKelly59
    JWKelly59 Nov 03, 2012

    I have now replaced the P.T.C. + OLP ASM and the capacitor connected to it, located on the side of the compressor. The refrigerator is now working properly, and the clicking has stopped.

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Replace Relay.

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Testimonial: "Going to replace the P.T.C. + OLP ASM and hope that's all it is, and that my compressor isn't bad. Thanks George."

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