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Motherboard making a knocking sound

I don't know if it's the motherboard is making a clicking/knocking sound or stuff behind it, i tried taking the motherboard out to see if the sound come from behind the motherboard or it's the motherboard itself, but with all the wires attached i can't move it far enough to see where the sound come from.

Whatever it is it makes my frige not cooling on either side and the interior lights flashes/dims as the clicking/knocking sound occur.

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  • meltingfood Aug 31, 2008

    I've just started to encounter the same problem.

  • hungquoc Sep 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. The OMRON relay on the mother is making cliking noise. The refrigerator is not cold.

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I have the same problem, fridge is only 2 years old. Never will buy another GE product.


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Most likely the motherboard is the problem, There are several relays on the board and you might hear them clicking. a defecrive board could cause the problem you describe.

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