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My side by side smeg sra2one keeps ticking for 30 seconds every haldf an hour or so, when i dispense water it ticks, however if i dispense water with the fridge door open it is quiet - what is the problem?

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  • paul_davi395 Jul 02, 2009

    Hi Mannu, the clicking is coming from the bottom rear left of the unit, strangely when you push the water dispenser with the doors closed, the clicking comes again and the water is pumped in spurts at the same rate as the clicking - does that help?

  • paul_davi395 Jul 02, 2009

    it is not leaking, it sounds like it is trying to pump water?? maybe into the ice maker?? it has been doing this for six months and now it is loud and unbearable, the unit is only two years old

  • paul_davi395 Jul 02, 2009

    Hi Mannu, the great news is I am not silly, if it were under warranty I would not be using this site - do you have experience working on Smeg fridge/freezers? I had an engineer call out and paid $100 for him to tell me it may be the relay powerboard and that would cost $300 i asked may be the relay motherboard? or is the relay motherboard he said he wasn't sure -is there anyone there who is an expert on these? Paul

  • paul_davi395 Jul 02, 2009

    Can anyone else help?

  • paul_davi395 Jul 02, 2009

    I will definitely defrost it and see what happens, do you mind if i don't close this off yet? thanks

  • paul_davi395 Jul 16, 2009

    Guys I have emptied the fridge freezer and defrosted it for 24 hours and still nothing - has anyone come across this problem before? Please help

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You need to unplug it and defrost it, keep it dry and in approx ~5 hours try it again. this should solver your problem.

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The only fix for this is to completely defrost the fridge. (As in, unplug it for at least 24 hours) The reason is because there is no way to access the tube in the door... it's "foamed" in place and not serviceable.

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Hi,
From my expierance the problem is either mechanical or electrical in nature. First check all over the freezer and see if you have any frost. then push on the waiis and floor and see if you hear and crunching of frost or ice. If either of these tests show positive for frost or ice you probably have a defrost problem. The first thing to check is for a wire diagram or possibly for a code key that will tell you if your defrost heater circut is open or closed, and if you have frost you want it closed, If tyhe heater circut is closed then the only item left I can think of is the defrost iniator, or timmer depending on if its solid state or electromechanical. If the computer in a solid state lost memory on how often to defrost you may have to reprogram it or if this option isnt available replace the iniator assy.

Now if you dont have any frost - any where - you have covered most of the areas that can be, namely cleaning the unit. Now to the 1 clue that gives me the most insight is your "clicking every 30 seconds". This sounds very much like a defective relay/overload/(possibly) capicator as say on the compressor or the compressor itsself. If you find the parts list look for all of these items and purchase them and replace them on the compressor. If it does the same thing - sorry its no go and your compressor is bad most likely. If I m wrong and the compressor is runnig and the click is something else then you could have developed a leak and lost all refrigerant.

Thanks!

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  • Rakesh Kumar Jul 02, 2009

    well in that case there is some problem of leakage and u need to get it repaired soon else it may become a bigger problem

  • Rakesh Kumar Jul 02, 2009

    okie well in that case the refrigerator is under warranty why not get it repaired dude by the service center.The problem could be in the pump and may be the leakge too

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