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GE model # GSH25SGRE Serial # ZG236647 Refrigerator was making a clicking noise yesterday. Thought it was the Condenser fan motor. Replaced it and refigerator and freezer worked. Tried to use the ice dispenser/water this AM and the refrigerator stopped working and started clicking again.

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    GE model # GSH25SGRE Serial # ZG236647 Refrigerator was making a clicking noise yesterday. Thought it was the Condenser fan motor. Replaced it and refigerator and freezer worked. Tried to use the ice dispenser/water this AM and the refrigerator stopped working and started clicking again.

    I bought a Main Control board but have not replaced it yet as I am not sure replacing it would solve the problem?

    I am now hearing two clicking noises.

  • alotaxoxo Sep 11, 2010

    GE model # GSH25SGRE Serial # ZG236647 Refrigerator was making a clicking noise yesterday. Thought it was the Condenser fan motor. Replaced it and refigerator and freezer worked. Tried to use the ice dispenser/water this AM and the refrigerator stopped working and started clicking again.

    I bought a main control board but have not installed it as I am unsure it is the problem.

    There are two clicking noises now.

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This looks like bad capacitors on the control board, as the following blog reports by another GE owner:
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/21189-ge-side-side-clicking-noise-not-longer-freezing.html
Here are diagrams and parts lists for your refrigerator:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5227266
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Check the water solenoid valve at the back of the ice-maker unit.Remove the ice-maker and check the valve at the back of the unit.Its a dual valve(one unit)One valve for water and one for Ice-making.Remove that valve and clean it and reinsert and check.Notice if the noise coming from that valve section.If yes then replace the valve.But if the noise is not coming from the valve are then recheck the fan motor  which you replaced,If its got loose and causing the noise again from then section.If yes then that can be the issue,Remove the fan motor and its connections and clean it and reinsert.Clean with dry cloth.But as you mentioned that refrigerator is not turning ON,then yes it can be faulty main board,which has to be replaced,The water valve as well as the condenser fan motor both are controlled by the main board.So if both the parts checked ok then the main board is faulty and has to be replaced.Re check all the connections before replacing any part.In many cases it has been noticed that loose connections causes clicking noise.Once removed and reinserted the plug in connections stops the noise,if in-case its due to loose connection.
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    Replace the main board and confirm the fault.

    Keep updated with the results.
    Thanks.

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Sounds like the compressor relay has bit the dust.
its the part tht fits on the compressor.
Part # (ERP410)
When you remove the old relay and cut the two wires to it
splice those two to the new,more powerful relay (two black wires on new relay to the two wires that went to the old relay)
Instructions are on the pkg to hook to compressor. you can't fail.
Your local parts appliance store will give you a lot of info.
Don't forget to check cond fan next to compressor .



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