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Clicking noise Ice maker started clicking after about 18 months. Clicking noise was continuous as long as ice maker was on, but went off when ice maker was switched off. Water dispenser also started clicking when used and dispenser light flashed intime with clicks. Water also dispensed in 'spurts' in time with clicking. Recently clicking noise comes and goes at any time, but is getting more frequent. I suspect a solenoid, but would appreciate some guidance on the difficulty of locating and replacing.

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    608Ltr side by side fridge purchased 2007
    light of ice maker flashes on/off for several seconds at regular intervals

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