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Whirlpool owners manual WRX28RWH6. The fridge keeps running with few breaks. The frige has a white plastic box at rear, right base. It makes a loud ticking noise. There appears to be a turnable knob on the white plastic box. I wonder if this should be turned, or has been turned causing noise ? We have lst our owners manual which should have described this box & its purpose.

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SOURCE: Fridge making a noise

You have a bad relay on the mother board. It is behind a panel on the back of the fridge. You can view a diagram at It is # 801. The part # is WR55X10552 and cost is $124.69 @ I replace this board all the time. Make sure to unplug the fridge first!

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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this is the motherboard part number 2252189 it is getting ready to go out but before you replace motherboard make sure the unit is grounded a bad ground can also make the same problem happen
check ground at wall and all green wires on or around compressor and door hinges

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SOURCE: samsung side by side refridgerator making noise and freezing

its a heater cycle problem..the defroster is not working properly. its building up ice in the evaporator that touches the evaporator fan that makes that loud noise but stops when you open a door. it could be either a bad heater, a bad thermo disc or a bad timer.hope i was able to help

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SOURCE: Fridge making loud screeching sounds

Generally, in my experience, the loud screeching is caused by one of the fan motors or fan blades. There is a fan inside the cabinet (possiblle two, one on the freezer and one on the refrigerator side). Also, there is a fan underneath the unit near the compressor (probably in the back).

If the screeching is coming from underneath then pull the unit out from the wall and remove the cardboard cover at the bottom back. Now turn the unit on and check for where the screeching is coming from.

If it is the fan blade (hitting something) or the motor, you can remove these and replace them easily. UNPLUG THE REFRIGERATOR BEFORE TOUCHING ANYTHING UNDERNEATH THE BACK OF THE REFRIGERATOR.)

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SOURCE: Ticking noise

HI, This is the result of a damaged Power control board. This board is not regulating the incoming current correctly. This board should be replaced, immediately. This will cause the in-house circuit breaker to blow. The board is located behind a access panel, on the rear of the unit. Have it replaced, soon.

It may be mounted on the compressor platform, as well.

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The start device is plugged into the side of the compressor. Unplug the frig. You can simply take off the wires to the start device (remember where they go!!!!!) and pull it off. You have two piece, the overload and the relay. The relay is the piece that is most likely the problem. Some machines will have these put together in a white plastic block. You can shake this entire piece and if you hear loud rattling it is broken. Sometimes the relay is visibly burned and blacked where it plugs into the compressor. Anyway, if you do not have this white plastic relay/overload combo, the relay is a brown square shaped plastic piece. Shake it and see if you hear rattling. If not, chances are very good the relay is ok, and the compressor is locked up.

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  1. Whirlpool bulbs screw out counter in the counter clockwise position.
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