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My refrigerator stopped work the other day its making a clicking noise like a relay but unplugged it defrosted for 24hrs and then works fine till its completly cooled or I try to use the ice/water dispenser then goes back into the clicking for some time then back to cooling. I think its thermostat by why does the ice/water dispenser afect it also please help John K. model # gsh25jfrf bb

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  • BeagleMike Apr 22, 2008

    I am having problems with my refridgerator not cooling. One of the relays on the mother board on the back is clicking. This started with the water dispencer. I tried to get water and the light at the dispencer dimmed. Neither the water nor the ice would work. Then the clicking started. I removed the metal cover for the mother board and found that a relay was cycling on and off. I have no other way of keeping my food cold so I started trouble shooting to get the fridge running. I was able to use a jumper wire across the left and right prongs of the three prong plug at the bottom of the mother board to run the cooling system. Once the clicking stops I remove this jumper. The cooling system will not stop on its own. I do not recommend doing this but I had no choice. Also a person must know what they are doing, I am an electrician at trade.

  • bankim2008 Nov 04, 2008

    i have the same problem. The clicking sound from the back of the refrigerator and it stops when the water/ice dispenser lever is pressed. And now, the refrigerator is warm (not cool as it use to be,in the freezer -no ice forming in the cube tray). what's the solution? where is the problem in the fridge.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    Same problem, throwing out food. Pulled off back panel, definately the circuit board clicking, fan not turning. Refrigerator is not that old, 2 maybe 3 years old. Not happy!

  • marcella pittman Mar 28, 2009

    My problem started with the water & ice dispensor. Ice dispensor wouldn't dispense ice & when you pushed the dispensor the light on the front would dim. After several days the water dispensor quit working also. Then I noticed the temp inside the frig and freezer had warmed. I unplugged the frig for several minutes and when I plugged it back up the relay on the mother board would sit and click. You could see the fan on condensor trying to start. So I started disconnecting different things from the mother b. trying to see if one of them would let it start back. The four plugs at the top of the board;three in a row and one below the three, the one below the three would let it start back, but as soon as I plug it back the relay starts clicking again. So I unplugged the fan and it would start back and I could plug the fan back and it would stay running.It seems like it is cooling to long though. And when it does cut off and back on the same thing.

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