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Here we go, I have a GE side by side about 6 years old... Started with the icemaker not dispensing ice consistently... then the ice stopped all together (even though the bin was full and not froze solid). light would dim when holding for ice. Next, we noticed a clicking noise coming from behind the fridge. Every few days at first, then got progressively worse. Next the water began dispensing inconsistently...sometimes it worked fine, other times it would not work at all, and recently it shoots for a second then stops then shoots again, while keeping the cup pressed in. New water filter did nothing. Finally today the fridge and freezer stopped getting cold. The clicking is now constant and is coming from the Main panel in the back. Any ideas before I waste money buying new a fridge??? Thank you very much!!!

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The clicking you are hearing is the relay unit. Now it is for sure that the compressor is not working as the relay keep s tripping off.
So first of all to clear this doubt, let us checck the relay unit which is clicking. remove and check. most of the time the relays need to be replaced as a poor contact will not deliver good voltage to the compressor and it will shut off. So check this out.
One the compressor works and you notice there is cooling the sytem seems ok except that you must check if the thermostat, the auto defrost cut off timer works.
If after the compressor works the cooling is not good then you can decide on a replacement than to spend for expensive repairs

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