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I have a GE bottom refrigerator model PDS20SBSALSS. It goes into a mode where it starts clicking like a small relay turning off and on. While it is doing this the cooling shuts down and everything gets warm. It will reset it self and start working fine and then for no apparent reason it starts all over again. The temperture display is incorrect while it is doing this. The unit is three and a half years old.

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Hi that may be the relay on the compressor pull the refrig out listen around the lower back where the compressor is if you dont hear it there there is a computer a little higher that maybe bad making the sound jim

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