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3 yr old ge fridge started clicking yesterday and everything got warm i unplugged and motor kicked on. Is this a compressor going bad?

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Good day,
It could be, as you said, the compressor going bad or it's possible the start relay clipped to the compressor body is failing.
If it repeats the problem, you could unclip the relay from the compressor and replace it with a new one.
However, since you still have 2 years factory warranty on the compressor I would suggest you call GE or a GE factory authorized service company. If it's the relay, you will be charged for the repair, but by doing that you will maintain the integrity of the compressor warranty, especially if the repair turns out to be short lived and it turns out the compressor needs to be replaced.

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