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I have a GE refrigerator (model #GSL22JFREBS) and it is making a constant clicking noise and the entire refrigerator is no longer working. Please let me know what you think the problem might be? Is it the compressor? If so, any idea how much to replace/fix it? Thanks!

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The clicking could be the start relay.If the start relay is bad, the compressor will not start and you will hear a clicking noise in 2-5 minute intervals. The clicking noise is the overload cutting the compressor off when it overheats from trying to start with a bad start relay. To find out if this is bad first unplug the refrigerator. Remove the lower cover from your refrigerator. Then take the cover off that is on the side of the compressor,you will see wires going to this. Now you should be able to see the start relay plugged on to the side of the compressor and unplug it. Now the best way to tell if it's bad is to shake it. If it rattles, it's bad and needs to be replaced. If not, most of the time it's ok. But rather than saying the compressors bad, you might want to replace it anyways because it does not cost much. A quick check on the compressor is to remove the start relay. You will see 3 pins connect a multi meter set for continuity. You should have continuity between any of the 3 pins. If you do not the compressor is bad. Also check from each pin to a good ground on the cabinet. There should be no continuity if there is the compressor is bad. If you replace it and it doesn't work then the compressor is bad and you'll need to call a repairman. (Note that compressors are very costly and are normally not worth fixing).You can enter your model # at Refrigerator clicking for diagrams and illustrations or to purchase a start relay. A 3 in 1 start relay will also work fine. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available.

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    Hello all. I just checked out a GSH25JSRFSS side by side unit that was not cooling. There was a clicking sound coming from the control board(above the compressor compartment on right side). Start capacitor was good and compressor but compressor was hot. Cooled compressor. Found condenser fan motor was trying to move with every clicking sound. disconnected plug to motor and reconnected power cord. Compressor came on and clicking stopped. If you reconnect cond. fan motor it works and cools refrig. If you try starting unit up with cond. fan motor attached compressor does not work and clicking starts again( relay on board ). Is it a bad board or fan speed? Please let me know. Thanks. Only 8.6 volts D.C to motor.

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Unplug unit. There is a cover on back of unit. Behind it you will find a computer board. The clicking noise is probably coming from a relay on the board. I have found that this usually caused by a bad solder joint. It can be resoldered if finances are an issue. I would replace the board though. Good luck.

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Hi this is the main motherboard in the back the board costs around $175.200.00 to buy if you put it in yourself, if you pay to have fixed will be around $330-400.00. This will fix your problem 100%. Take it from a GE guy :)



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