Clicking GE Profile Refrigerator


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Old 03-21-09, 09:39 AM
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Clicking GE Profile Refrigerator

I have a bottom freezer GE Profile refrigerator, model # PDS22MISAWW, serial # TH064259. I periodically hear a clicking noise that seems to come from the back of the fridge at a regular frequency of about one click every 2 seconds. This continues for awhile (probably about 20-30 minutes), then when it stops, it sounds like the compressor comes on (not sure if that's what it is, but that's what I imagine it is). I also notice that the temp display inside the fridge blinks off with each click. Sometimes the display is off entirely but always seems to come back on later. It seems to keep cool just fine.
From what I've read about these fridges, the circuit board seems to go bad alot. My questions are:
1) Is that what it sounds like is going on?
2) Is it easy to fix/replace myself?
3) Do I even need to fix it, or is it just annoying but not a sign of impending meltdown?
Thanks alot for any help!
 
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Old 03-21-09, 12:23 PM
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Write down your make and model, and call up a local appliance repair shop who both repairs appliances and sells parts over the counter, and run this by them.

Usually such a problem is from a gizmo that plug into the compressor and consists of a relay, overload and may have a run capacitor. See what they say. And ask what you need and the cost. Usually is cheaper to just purchase and replace this yourself, as opposed to a trip and service charge for the appliance outfit to come out!
 
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Old 03-22-09, 04:06 AM
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If you have a meter, I would monitor the compressor voltage and see if it is cutting out when it acts up. If you don't have a meter , I would call for service.
You might want to check the control pc board for a burnt wire or power relay unsoldering itself. Use your model # to locate the control board, put it in one of the web parts sites like apwagner or Sears.com
Be aware, this hard starting will eventually ruin the compressor start winding.
 

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Old 03-23-09, 08:48 AM
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Thanks for the advice, I just posted this question on the AP Wagner forum. If anyone here has any thoughts, though, I'd still love to hear them!Beer 4U2
 
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Old 03-23-09, 11:52 AM
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Two of us DID give you thoughts. You need to act on some of them. Otherwise everyone involves wastes their time, including you, if you simply ask questions and that is the end of it.
 
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Old 03-23-09, 01:33 PM
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Thanks ecman51, and I plan on acting on BOTH of your suggestions: your suggestion to ask someone who repairs appliances and sells parts, and szm200's suggestion about the AP Wagner site pointed me in a good direction to do just that. I don't consider that I've wasted any time, and I appreciate the help you've given me.
 
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Old 04-09-09, 08:12 AM
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Thumbs up Follow-up: Thanks!

It was the control board. Got the new part and some guidance from AP Wagner, easy fix, no more clicking! Thanks for the tip, szm200, I had no idea where to look!
 
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Thanks for coming back and telling us how you got your problem solved. I wish everyone would do that.
 
 

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