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Outside control panel (ice/water) linking and making noise and cannot be stopped. can i turn off the control panel temporaily and still keep the refigerator/freezer plugged in?

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Thanks for contacting Fixya.com.
Start by checking voltage at the outlet to see if you have proper ground .It is suggested to remove the front panel circuit board.And still if it doesn’t solve the issue, you need to replace the motherboard.Check your model and confirm with your dealer as to where the mother board is located.Most probably you have to pull the rear cover over the compressor and on the left side should be a plastic box inside this box is the” MOTHER BOARD”.

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