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Ice will not eject from door.

Two to four times a dayy, I hear this clicking on and off sound coming from the Freezer. I can see fan blades turning on and off as well. Everything seems to be working, except the ice will not eject from the front outside door of the freezer.

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Their is a control board on back of the ref. this board controls most of the components to ref.i have seen alot of the ge ref. with same problem.replacing control board should solve problem but the board is very pricey.is ice coming thru door worth a couple hundred dollars?

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