Re: clicking sound from the relay from the back. Fan...
Hello, I have the GE French door model with freezer on bottom, Upper fan not working and flashing lights around the water/icecube dispensor , the freezer went out a couple of weeks later. traveling and want to order proper mother board,or main board, don't have Model # , IS my diagnois right. Thanks Steve
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The clicking is caused by the clixon turning off power to over heated motor that is not starting. Check the condition of the starter cap or relay and change. If a good cap or relay does not start your compressor then the rotor is frozen and you need a new compressor. (ouch)
is there any ice frozen on back wall of freezer panel..if not, check to see if all the fans are operating..does the divider between the refrig and freezer doors seem real hot? if so, look for a stopped condenser fan motor....now, does the compressor run? sometimes you hear the condensor fan running and think the compressor is running...these things will click every fives minutes if not running..So, listen carefully, touch the compressor..is it hot? is it hot and clicking? if clicking, UNPLUG and remove the relay off compressor..shake it and if bad..it will rattle. Replace the relay if bad. The compressor could be bad and be clicking as well..anyway, let me know if it isn't it
IT'S MOST LIKELY THE START RELAY/OVERLOAD PROTECTOR ON THE SIDE OF THE COMPRESSOR. UNPLUG UNIT AND PULL START RELAY OFF AND SHAKE. IF SOUNDS LIKE IT'S FULL OF GRAVEL IT'S BAD, OR GET VOLT /OHM METER AND CHECK CONTINUITY BETWEEN THE START AND RUN TERMINALS ON BACK SIDE OF RELAY, WHILE YOUR THERE CHECK CONTINUITY BETWEEN THE BACK SIDE OF OVERLOAD AND WHERE L1 WIRE COMES IN FROM THE HARNESS. IF ALL THAT CHECKS OUT THE COMPRESSOR MIGHT BE BAD OR DRAWING TOO MUCH CURRNET FOR THE FACTORY START DEVICE. YOU DIDN'T NOTE A SERIAL #, SOME OF THOSE MODELS WERE UNDER RECALL FOR THE RELAY/OVERLOAD PROBLEM.
Replace the motherboard (part # WR55X10942) but be careful to check that the evaporator fan (inside the freezer) turns on when you power up the refrig again. A bad evaporator fan motor can take out the motherboard. If compressor starts with new board but not evap fan, unplug immeadiatelly and replace the evap fan motor to save new board.
Yes you have a bad relay on your compressor.Remove the rear panel and take off the relay on the compressor shake it.If it sounds fried then you need to order new on .Just give your model# to your local parts depot and ask them to order you a new compressor relay hope i fixya:)
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.