I was having problems with the dispenser in the door. I'd try to get water or ice and all I'd get is a dim light. I got around the problem a couple of times by taking some ice out of the packed full tray. Now the problem has worsened into a relay that won't stop clicking unless I turn the freezer control to zero. Other things I noticed along with the relay is that the compressor pulses slightly in time with the relay. The fan also nudges forward 1mm then back. The damper between the compartments also seems like it is trying to close even though it is closed already. I think the damper actually stopped doing that after a while.
The unit is 1.5 years old.
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Re: Relay won't stop clicking
Matt, sounds like you have a main board problem here. The main board is on the back side of the refrigerator. If you are handy with a meter you can do some checks. Is the clicking relay coming from the main board? If it is, than it's more than likely your problem. First check the voltage from connector J7-9 (orange wire) to blue harness to the left, terminal marked line. This should have a steady 120V, no fluctuation. If you don't have this, replace the board. You want to make sure that the condensor fan motor and evap fan motor are not shorted. A shorted motor will take out the board. At the fan motors harness, with the power off, if you read less than 1K ohms between white to red or white to yellow it's bad. This is for both the evap and condensor fan motor. The part number for your board is. WR55X10543...Catriver..post back.
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http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_1.asp There's an ice- or water-dispensing problem
The ice and water-dispensing system of your refrigerator is quite complex. Many components work together to provide the ice and water. Aside from a simple problem of a leaky water tube or a jammed ice chute, most other components are not user serviceable. We suggest that you contact a qualified appliance repair technician for such repairs.
PULL THE ICE DESPENCER OUT AND RUN HOT WATER OVER IT AND START FRESH . IT MIGHT JUST HAVE A ICE JAM, I HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE, THE ICE BUILDS UP IN LAYERS AND WONT ALLOW THE TREY TO SIT IN SNUG TO THE MOTOR .. JAY THE POOL PUMP MOTOR REPAIR GUY IN LONGWOOD FLORIDA
I have the exact same problem. Ice maker works but nothing at the water dispenser. The light come on when I press the lever and I hear a click. But nothing like water "trying" to be pumped. I am nervous it is more than just a frozen water line. Anyone else have this problem or a solution?
INSIDE THE DISPENSER ASSEMBLY IS A SEPARATE ELECTRONIC BOARD THAT CONTROLS THE DISPENSER.
OCCASIONALLY, THE DOOR SOLENOID OR THE CUBE ICE SOLENOID WILL SHORT OUT CAUSING A BURNOUT OF THE DISPENSER CONTROL BOARD. CHECK FOR A BURNT SMELL COMING FROM THE DISPENSER HOUSING. IF YOU SMELL IT, THE BOARD AND/OR SOLENOID NEED TO BE REPLACED.
first i wold check the micro switch that the acuator paddle trips next i would replace the watervalves which is the most likely cause of this finally id replace the control bd as some early ges had a promblem with this there is also a solinoid in there for opening the ice chute door but that wouldnt affect the water but may cause a voltage drop if its getting bad id change the water valves the ice is on one valve the door water is on the other
Your problems are the power board for sure. I have the same refrigerator and have read dozens of forums and advise pages looking for answers. If you let the problem countinue your fridge will completely stop cooling and all your food will be trash as has happened to me.
Symptoms: Fan in the back starts to make click or flopping sound as it tries to start up. Ice despenser doesent despense ice. water works sometimes. Eventually you notice your food defrosting partially and then refreezing as the defrost timer stops working which is controlled by the power board. Light dims and pulses when you hold the Ice despencer in. If you remove the light for the dispencer your water will work fine as long as the fan isnt making the clicking noise. Fan will eventually start up and run.
We had the same problem. Our frigerator is 1.5 year old. Everytime we try to dispence water or ice the dispencer clicks and the whole thing turns of. We had a GE repairman come by: the electronic board needs to be replaced: total cost $350. (cost of the board only: $150.
We are considering disconnecting the dispencer by unplugging the board (according to the repain man the ice maker wil still work)or buy a new refrigurator (for sure NO GE!!!!!!)