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Fridge making a noise

Hello - our GE side by side fridge just started making a steady noise from the back like a clock ticking loudly & slowly. When I opened the door the digital setting was not lit and it appears the fridge will not turn on. The water & ice dispeser doesn't work and all the lights, inside & out flicker as the steady noise is made.


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  • Caledonian Nov 06, 2007

    The solution given was correct. As I had already made an appointment for the GE tech to come out the next day I let him come. He immediately replaced my motherboard and charged me nothing for the part or service. I wonder if the problem is so widespread there should be a recall & they are trying to avoid it.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    firg. side is warm and the freezer side is working great i checked the damper door and it was cracked open a little

    is their supposed to be forced air when the temper gage is on coldest

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    my ge gsl22jfrebs makes a clicking sound like a clock its only a year old is there a factory warranty. what could be the problem

  • NeedHelpinLV Jan 06, 2008

    My refigerator is also clicking. On another website I found a letter from the repair supervisor alerting all GE service personel not to charge for this repair when the motherboard dies as it is clearly a pervase reliability problem.

    On my street, 2 friges have already stopped working - we all got them free from the builder. I will call and get a service person out before the frige actually stops working.

  • frootbroot Mar 05, 2008

    i had the same clicking problem. just like NeedHelpinLV said, GE came and replaced motherboard for free, no repair cost.

  • TRLennon Jun 01, 2008

    The relay clicks like crazy if you try to dispense anything. Condenser fans tries to start on each click but can't. If I give it a litte help by turning fan it keeps runnig. Ony problem is when temp is satisfied it will not restart. MB is $138 so I will call GE and see if it is free. Less than two year old fridge.

  • 420NDN Nov 26, 2008

    my frig just started making noise today and has never done it before, it sounds like something is 'flapping' against something else from the back, I imagine it is the motor, but what could be causing it to be making the flapping noise? I got the frig used about 2 yrs ago from a friend and have never had any problems until this morning, I got up to check my emails and the frig is behind me and it just started in on making the noise as I sat here. again it has never done this before and is not very loud, maybe as loud at someone shuffling a deck of cards.

  • ksbs Dec 05, 2008

    Yes, I do have the same problem. I bought the GE Refrigerator in Dec 2005. I did not buy the extended warranty, now it sucks. keeps hearing the constant clock ticking noise.

    My model reference is GSH25KFRFF

  • dowell Feb 21, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. GE tech is supposed to come on Tuesday. Will let you know what the outcome is...



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You have a bad relay on the mother board. It is behind a panel on the back of the fridge. You can view a diagram at It is # 801. The part # is WR55X10552 and cost is $124.69 @ I replace this board all the time. Make sure to unplug the fridge first!

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I have a GSL22JFREBS with precisely this same problem. GE is on the phone now and told me they have a program for replacing the motherboards! So, it will be fixed and apparently no charge!

thank you all for posting.

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