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We have a GE Profile refrigerator/freezer Model GSC23KSTA SS. The control panel will not light up. We tried to unplug the unit for a couple minutes but had no response. Now it is also making an annoying clicking noise that goes away only when the tab that you would push to dispense water/ice in pushed in

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Three things. There's another board on the back of that fridge. Could be the display board or there's a wire harness down at the bottom of the freezer door. Pull the bottom grill off and check to see if there is any corrosion on that connector. GE's are notorious for that. If that checks clear then without looking at it I would say with 98% sure, it's the board in the back...about 189 dollars. Call GE (customer relations) chances are good that they will replace that part, but you would be responsible for any labor. It's a quick fix (20 minutes if that) so labor should not be that bad...hope this helps.

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