Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator S20B RSB21-A/G making clicking noise
Our refrigerator is sometimes making a clicking noise from the back. It is currently working fine but we have had troubles with it before.
Last year the ice-maker stopped making ice; we had a technician out many times who in the process damaged our fan so it had to be replaced. Then we got another technician out who cleaned dust from the cooling pipes and it worked! We've since vacuumed these regularly ;-)
Earlier this year the ice maker started behaving like last year but it eventually started working as expected, just in time for the hot season.
But that clicking noise comes and goes. Could this be a problem? The compressor? A relay somewhere? And can we fix it?
I don't know if it is true but we also feel that it is making more noise in it's normal run, but it could just be because we are more aware of it...
No, its not the water valve. I have the S25DRSS and when WHIRLPOOL replaced the electronic plaket, all the noices and problems disappeared....I was lucky to have my guarantee extrended since this woudl cost me EUR 250 + the technician's charge....
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Most washing machine timers are digital or mechanical. The timer controls most of the operations of the washer: water level, tub filling and emptying, length of cycles, and cycle setting sequences. For this reason, any repairs to the timer should be made by a professional service person.
Hi Steve, sounds like you have a indoor ice maker that's cycling but you are not getting any water to fill. Your ice ejector blades should be parked the the 2:00 position. Your beam should flash 2 times with a pause repeatedly. When you hold the left side lever in the light should be on steady. You want to make sure that the inlet tube that feeds the water to the ice maker is not frozen over. You can disconnect the line in the back and blow through it to see if it's clear. Or, you can take a small baster and run hot water up the inlet tube. If that's clear, the ice maker is parked right, but still no water during a cycle then I would look at the valve. If you want you can take a cheater cord and apply 120 volts directly to the valve to see if it will fill the ice maker. Be careful when doing this because you will be working with live juice here. You don't want to light up the world. Best to get a cord and put some alligator clips on it. It it doesn't fill, then there is your problem. Let me know if I can be any more help, Catriver
Your freezer section has a defrost system problem. A device (Timer) schedules defrosts, energizes electric heaters which melt the frost, when the temperature of the coil gets above the point where all ice is melted a thermostat opens cutting the electrical circuit for the heater(s). The defrost cycle continues until the time expires (18-22 minutes). Therefore your problem could be any one of the three elements. Timer, heater, or thermostat.
If you look on e-bay, there is a chap in the UK selling repair kits. If you are reasonably mechanically minded and handy with a soldering iron, and happy to remove components on a PCB and replace them you can fix all of your issues in about an hour. The kit costs £35 with full instructions and also you can phone him for advice. It consists of a number of capacitors (as per solution #1 plus several others). I fixed mine over the weekend and am delighted with the results, no need to pay hundreds for the the boards from whirlpool!!