Our frig is getting short circuited? and we hear the clicking sound that stops most time if we press the water cup dispensor. we do not have the water dispensor hooked up. i have opened the back panels up and have found that the fan down below to not be running when there is cliking sound. have cleaned out down below with vacum and blown air. have disconnected the lines running to the circuit board and then reconnect that operate the fan. does not seem to make any difference. the fan blade operates smoothly when running. is there something going on with the circuit board? how can icheck anything more? bought the frig in 10/05 from home depot. sometimes now the frig stops working in the cooling of things. we get it going again,but this should not be happening. thanks.
Contact GE and notify them of the problem. Also let them know that you have located numerous other cases of the problem online of people with the same problem. They will set up a service call and will cover the cost of the parts.
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1. you need a 64 ounce graduated measuring cup or bucket
2. make sure the brewer is heated up to temp and the green light on the front is lit
3. open the front panel of the brewer
4. put the microswitch on the circuit board to "unlock" position
5. make sure the sprayhead is cleaned and open, the brew basket is on, and the measuring cup is in place to catch the water
6. press and hold the brew switch until the inlet solenoid clicks 3 times, then release
7. once the water level is at about 40 ounces, turn the main red switch off and let the rest of the water come out
8. if it brews short, press and hold the brew switch again until the 3 clicks, then press and release the brew switch for 2 more second of brew time (up to 5 times per brew)
9. if it brews too much, press and release the brew switch for two less seconds of brew time (up to 5 times), then press and hold the brew switch until the 3 clicks then release
10. once you get to 64 ounces, put the switch on the circuit board to lock and replace the panel
If it clicks then goes to standby, then the fault is in your power supply circuit. If the sound comes on then the fault is in the line timebase circuit. Aquick way to check the line circuit is to place the back of your hand about 1" from the screen as you switch on, you will feel the hairs on your hand standing to attention.
The first thing I would check is the plug eather under the plastic hinge cap on top of the door hinge or behind the grill at the bottom hinge to see if it hasn't come loose.
I would check to see if when you push the switch if there is current going to the water inlet valve located at the rear of the frig.
Shut the water off for the frig and disconect the line from the water inlet valve. Put the end of the hose into a pail and turn it on to see if you have good water flow to the valve.
If you have current (120 Volts) at the valve and still no water going through the valve, replace the inlet valve.
Your PTC relay is bad it protects the compressor from over heating and overloading. You need to replace it.
First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers
most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the
side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be
able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring
and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts
house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be
able to get a new one. Let me know if you need any more help. ken
I think you are correct that its the switch that the push bar hits is faulty. Try a serch on line for applince parts and enter you make etc. This should provide a break down of the part and a idea what is needed to take apart/off to get to it.
I had this problem with a similar refrigerator. The problem was the slide switch burns itself especially if you slide it from ice to water while holding the glass in to get ice and water into your glass. Better to slide it to ice, press the glass in to get ice, release the glass to stop the ice, slide the switch to water, then press the glass in again to get water. I "fixed" mine by removing the control panel and soldering some of the connections on the slide switch together so that we now have no crushed ice function, but the ice cubes work again. You can also replace the circuit board in the control panel to restore it to like-new operation. I could not find a place to order just the slide switch.
Not sure if this is the same problem with your unit, but sounds the same.