Question about GE GBS22KBS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Our GE refrigerator model gbs22kbsbww (bottom freezer) is clicking every 3 seconds for hours and the compressor does not come on and it is not cooling the upper frige or the lower freezer, and very slowly everything is getting warmer. I unplugged it for 10 minutes to let it "reset" but when I plugged it in again the clicking continued.
The problem is most likely the condenser fan motor at the back-side/bottom/right of the unit. If this fan is not turning, unplug the connector to this fan (inside the protective cover on the wires near the fan)... if the clicking stops, then this fan needs to be replaced.
What is happening is that this fan has failed but continues to draw a heavy load from the circuit board... It draws enough power from the circuit board to drop the voltage on the circuit board to 5-6 volts and the relays on the board open up and disconnect the power to the fan. The the voltage jumps back up to 12-13 volts and the relays turn back on causing the voltage to drop again and the relays to open.... ON....OFF...ON...OFF..... thus the clicking!
The exact part number for this fan may vary depending on the model and serial number of your unit... My model is GBS22K-BRBBB and the fan part is WR84X10055 and should cost $60-$70 though I have seen it being sold for as much as$130.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
You should change the starter relay which is the clicking noise you hear each time the compressor tries to come on.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Jul 24, 2012 | GE 20.3 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...
If the freezer is not cooling, then problem
relates to compressor.but still wait more 12 hours and see if it starts
cooling.Basically it takes approx 24 hours to regain its cooling, once its
unplugged for few hours and then plugged in.---------- So once again check
after another 12 hours and see if you notice cooling.But if there is no cooling
then yes its compressor issue.-----------
If freezer will not start cooling, then fridge
will also not start.------------
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