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Sears Galaxy side by side refrigerator lights interior lights suddenly went dim and now the freezer side is making a low, slow sound like something is trying to work. Ice dispenser works but makes odd sound. HELP!!!! It's tge day before Thanksgiving!

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Your outlet may need replacing. I have been replacing all the outlets here, the installer did not attach the power wires to the screw on the outlet, he just jammed them into a hole in it, the lazy way.
Plug something into the same outlet, if it runs slow or dim, that's your problem.
Turn off the breaker before you mess with an outlet.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

  • Shan Garcia
    Shan Garcia Nov 28, 2013

    Turns out it's likely a low voltage thing coming from the power lines. It's an old hous. We have dimming lights every time the neighbor turns on a major appliance and likely power surges as well. I'm going to have them check everything before an electrician is called out. The fridge went back to normal operation within a half hour and after several unplugs and plugins.

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    mike kirschbaum Nov 28, 2013

    I would get a power interupting surge protector. They are not cheap, but will protect your fridge. If the powe gets too low, it will turn off the power to the fridge until proper power comes back. Bad power can burn out appliances.

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Ice maker Diagnostic Test:

- Remove the ice bucket
-Turn the ice maker off, wait 15 seconds than turn it back on
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-PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH ICE MAKER DURING DIAGNOSTICS

-In 3 minutes you should see the rack inside turn 360 degrees
-AND the ice maker bowl should fill with water

-IF either DID NOT work, call 1-800-GE-CARES for ice maker replacement. A service call is approx $80. The $80 will be deducted from the part/labor if you choose to purchase/install parts from the service technician. If not, you will pay for the service call. Good luck.

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