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Ticking sound from rear of fridge...

No water no ice, going to change filter, but sounds like a clicking , ticking sound behind it.... could it be computer going out? pleassseee help....

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  • foixmaster Aug 03, 2008

    oh i have a ge gsl25ifrfbs   side bye side.... thanks

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    ticking sound from back of frig

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Could be the water valve assy. I`ve never heard a circuit board click. but anythings possible.

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No Water going in to the fridge


Hi Norm,

Most fridges don't need a motor to run in order to dispense water. A simple on / off solenoid on the water line (same for the ice maker) that makes a click when changing from off to on and on to off is usually all anyone hears (the ice maker makes rumbling sounds and you can hear ice falling into the bin - too).

Check for ice. If it has a maker and it is making ice, the problem could be a defective water dispenser switch, solenoid or other circuit component or wire. If no ice, I'd suspect a filter or water supply issue.

Make sure the filter is fully inserted and twisted into place. Many filters have marks to align when 1) inserting and 2) to let you know when it is installed correctly. When sure it is installed correctly - try to dispense water again. Many fridges will dispense water without a filter. Check your manual before trying this though! If not working still, remove the filter and try to dispense water. If you're able to dispense water, the problem is either the installation of the filter or the filter itself. Try to re-install it correctly. Try to dispense water again.

If it still doesn't work - call the plumber back and ask why there's no water. Or - try this yourself:

Locate the point of attachment to the domestic water supply that the plumber used. There should be a valve to turn the water on and off. If off, turn ON. Try to dispense water again.

If that doesn't work - check to see if the fridge has pinched, kinked or crushed the water supply line. You may need to move the fridge forward to gain access to the water line and connection point on the fridge. Repair or replace the line as needed and route in such a way that moving the fridge in or out will not cause it to damage the line again.

Good luck!

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Check / replace the filter. Many fridges have a filter readily accessible from the fresh food compartment. The filter should be changed at regular intervals for best performance. A filter that is never changed will reduce and eventually stop water flow through it.

Check the temperature of the fresh food compartment near the filter. It may be "flirting" with the 32 degree mark. If it is this low, water has turned to ice - and will stop water from flowing. Bump the temperature up a tad to see if it solves the problem.

Lastly, the water supply solenoid may have failed. You didn't provide the model fridge - so I can't give specific info about it - but many fridges have one or two solenoids at the rear of the fridge for water supply and ice makers. You should hear a clicking sound from the rear of the fridge on many models when dispensing water or when the ice maker cycles on. If one has failed, you may expect to pay about $15 to $50 for a replacement - depending model.

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Typical GE Refrigerator Single Solenoid Water Inlet Valve "WR57X10033"

Solenoid valve replacement is pretty straight forward. Usually all the is needed are some simple hand tools and a rag to pick up spilled water. Make sure the water supply is shut off and unplug the fridge before attempting.

If my answer was helpful - please rate it. Thanks & good luck!

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Do you hear a clicking sound when attempting to dispense water? A click is usually heard when either of the water supply solenoid valves (one for water & one for ice) opens and closes when dispensing water, or when refilling the ice cube tray right after the ice maker dumps the ice cubes.

If you don't hear the clicking sound, there is probably an electrical problem. Given that BOTH water and ice no longer work, I doubt it both the water and ice maker water solenoid valves failed at the same time. It is probably going to require some digging to solve it.

If you do hear a clicking sound, check the shut off at the supply source. The "tap" type valves that puncture a sink's cold water supply line can become clogged by mineral deposits over time. Make sure that the fridge isn't resting on a supply line, effectively crushing it shut or closed - likewise, the line may have become kinked when the fridge was pushed back into position. You should try to dispense water while the fridge is out from the wall to see if it is a kinked line. Check the entire exposed length of the line for evidence of crushing, too. If the line is routed in cabinets, etc. you should try to inspect the line to make sure nothing fell out of a drawer - and crushed / kinked the line. Replace any damaged water line found. You could shut the water off, and remove the line from the fridge - then have someone turn the water on while you hold the line to fill a container. If it flows - the problem lies in the fridge. If not - it could be a clogged inline filter or bad valve.

There are a bunch of things to check that should be pretty easy to start. Hopefully, you needn't go any further. Good luck!

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Azzy


there is two solinoids in the rear of the fridge one is for ice and the other for water . each has a seperate screen . also if you activate the water you should hear a click sound from the solinoid behind. the switch in the door can be mechanical or light sensor . i have changed both kinds before. hope this helps

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hi kev215,
welcome to fixya.com.

Huuum at your service.

You said, the ice maker slowly stopped working, decreasing in the amount of ice it made until finally no ice at all. also, water trickles from water dispenser.

The first thing I would ask is when did you last change your water filter in the fridge?
Or if it's an older fridge with an inline filter behind the fridge!
check the shut off valve for the water line that leads to you ice maker. under the sink or in the basement or where ever the line comes from. I've seen where someone turned the valve a little clockwise unbeknown to the home owner and stopped or slowed the water flow.

The water line should be checked too, for any kinking that may be running behind the fridge or some unseen place!

How old is the fridge??

Let me know,
Thank you Huuum

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there is two solinoids in the rear of the fridge one is for ice and the other for water . each has a seperate screen . also if you activate the water you should hear a click sound from the solinoid behind. the switch in the door can be mechanical or light sensor . i have changed both kinds before. hope this helps

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