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Clicking sounds when the compressor starts running, then stops. Also, it will make a bang type noise every hour or two.

It is a side by side with water and ice in the door

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Shannon ! The noises you are hearing are coming from the compressor and its starter. I believe that you will need a refrigeration technician or a good sparky to check it out. The compressor is trying to start but because either starter is stuffed ( cheap repair ) or compressor stuffed ( not so cheap repair ) it the gets saved by the internal overload. this overload will call down over a period of time and the compressor will try and start again. Destructive cycle! TURN IT OFF. & call a fridgy !

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Ok the motherboard is malfunctioning. Ive observed this exact problem before. Replace the board and all will be normal again. If you keep lettig it click and click it may finally kill that relay that you descibed to me or even worse the compressor itself.

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If there is a reset button on your ice maker try pushing it. Many ice makers have two holes for reset. A general rule of thumb is if the ice maker fingers are stopped in a slightly vertical position then your ice maker unit is working. If the fingers are stopped anywhere else then it needs some sort of attention or replaced. Make sure there is water, or ice in the ice maker tray, if not then the problem is with water supply.

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I came across this problem recently , and found the main control board was bad . Check this site first , to see if it can be covered under warranty .
http://www.scribd.com/doc/13371507/Ge-Motherboard-Concession-Letter
It was covered under warranty , at the previous customers residence .

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the information on the main control board. I replaced it and its working great. I checked the warranty info but mine wasn't covered."

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2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds.
3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator.
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2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds.
3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator.
4. Wait one hour.
5. plug back in. If compressor starts let it run and see if it cools, if it doesnt, call service man.
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1. is light on in side when you open the door. If not check breakers or fuses.
2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds.
3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator.
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