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Relay clicking, not cooling either side

Fridge started clicking a couple of days ago, noticed that it maybe wasn't cooling as well as it should be. today confirmed that it was warming up so pulled all of the food out and started troubleshooting. relay on the main pcb is clicking, compressor not coming on. stops clicking if you press the ice/water dispenser lever. compressor comes on if I disconnect the lower middle connector from the upper portion of the pcb, but looks like the fans aren't working inside the fridge to circulate air.

looking inside the freezer when relay clicks, the fan bumps a little but doesn't start spinning.

front panel water doesn't work either, but that's small potatoes if the whole fridge is borked.

my hotpoint fridge is only 2 years old...yesterday noticed both sides not cooling well.freezer stuff thawing. took everything out. then came back on and cooled again...did it again hours later. Ice maker and water was not working. This morning noticed "clicking noise" from back when not blowing cool air. Staying cool now But ice maker and water still not working and clicking stops when trying to get water or ice.

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  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    same problem. freezer thaws, then freezes again but all ice is one big chunk. not working properly, bought 7/06

  • margemox9 Jan 02, 2009

    kenmore coldspot not cooling.can hear relay clicking in and out.

  • npassaretti Feb 22, 2009

    I have same problem, with the same M.O. Also noticed that if you take the bulb out the clicking will start and when you put it back in the clicking wll stop and compressor will try to run but cuts off immediately.



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Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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Check you paperwork , and manual. sounds like a compressor issue, which "should" be covered by 5 year manufacture warr. reason i say "should" is hte warr's all changed jan1/06. only one year form there . but check your manual itll have the warr info in it

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

  • donotcall40 Oct 13, 2010

    Same problem.
    Started with a clicking noise.
    The dispenser light will dim when I pressed the water or ice button.
    water will dispense sometimes.
    ice cubes stopped dispensing.
    The clicking noise will stop and start a few hours later.
    Now both sides (freezer and fridge) stopped cooling.



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