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Grinding noise on right side of refrig ceiling

The right side of the ceiling (to the right of the water filter) of my 5 year old side-by-side (model jcd2389ges) is making an occasional grinding noise.

Any idea what mechanism is there, what problem may be, whether this grinding sound could lead to greater damage if left unresolved?

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  • jeffreyhw Mar 05, 2009

    now the chattering is gone but refrig is not cooling at all. freezer is very cold (5 below fahr) & not responding to setting. i unplugged for 5 min.s then replugged - no change. could a broken a.d.c. cause these problems? if so, where would i find a replacement? i'm no techie, so how to "easily" replace?

    thanks a bunch! jeffrey

  • deeptiks May 11, 2010

    Hi, this post is very useful but I cannot get the plastic cover out. The cover is held in place with two clips which are not budging when Itry to pull the cover using the finger holes. How to I dismount the cover from these clips - any tricks ?



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Sounds like a relay in oyour adc(adaptive defrost control) is getting stuck causing the "chattering noise" you can replace the control easily for about $50.. the top cover pulld straight out and a few screrws hold the top panel up, to reveal the control box in upper right corner. turn off power before attempting lotsa wiresup there

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    Ron Coons Mar 05, 2009

    yes the control allows the machine to "defrost" so its possible thqat afaulty control would stop machine from defrosting, build up so much ice as to "choke off" the refig side, yet the freezer work seemingly fine.. the part number you ll need is 61005988.. and not bad to change..if you can reomveth eupper plastic housing from the refrig section( youll feel finger holes across the back 2 corners to "pull the top cover down, form there youll need to remove 2 1/4in. screws from withre side ofcontrol knobs, one screws under the filter housing, and 2 phillips screws next to the lightbuld assemblies, the top plate will fallaway, revealing the control in the right rear section. it will unplug, and replug the new board( 2 1/4in screws may secure form underneath)



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