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Refrigerator is making an intermittent clicking noise (but it?s not the ice maker). The sound is coming from the vicinity of the compressor. Any idea what would cause this noise?

My Whirlpool side by side refrigerator (model # GS6SHAXLL03) is making an intermittent clicking noise (but it?s not the ice maker). The sound is coming from the vicinity of the compressor. Any idea what would cause this noise?

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  • jly1355 May 11, 2009

    >intermittent clicking noise, becoming more frequent (Whirlpool Gold Conquest, Model GS6SHAXLL03, manufactured 12/02)

    >while the clicking noise is annoying at this point, I am becoming more concerned about what could be causing it since reading about the relays in some refrigerators having an electrical failure

    >next door neighbor has a different brand refrigerator, but it was making a clicking noise, then, they started smelling something . . . long story short, they found out the relay was bad . . . almost to the point of starting a fire

    >I know the noise is not coming from the icemaker, although it has been replaced three times!

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