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 Posted: Sun Oct 22nd, 2006 08:48 pm
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I bought this fridge about a year ago after my last side by side bit the dust.  I've looked everywhere for a problem like it but haven't found it yet.  It started yesterday.  It seemed to work just ok, but the water and ice stopped working and when the light in the water/ice despenser is on, the fridge clicks.  Taking the panel off in back you can hear the click there, on the board.  There's a blue connecter that goes onto three metal prongs and if you unplug it, the noise stops.  Today I unplugged it for awhile and plugged it back in and doesn't do anything.  The lights all come on but nothing else.  If I turn the freezer side off and the fridge side on it doesn't make the clicking noise, but as soon as I turn the freezer on it starts clicking again.  We had several power surges yesterday, could that be the problem?  Is there any hope?  Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Tracy  Oh yeah, I put the model number is subject line but forgot to here

It's HSS25GFPWW

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Go right to the back of the fridge, at the water inlet valve. Yours will be a dually, identify which coil operates the dispenser. Wiring diagram will tell for sure. Actuate the dispenser and see of you're getting 120vac at the dispenser water inlet valve.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 22nd, 2006 11:15 pm
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Thank you for responding.  I'm going to check the inlet valve.  But the main problem isn't the ice and water not working, that's just part of it.  I got to rambling in my first post and didn't express the worst of it.  The fridge and freezer doesn't work.  When I turn the freezer on, all you get is a steady clicking noise and the compresser doesn't kick on.  It's like at first it tries, but then the clicking starts, the fan inside the freezer moves and stops in time with the clicking.  When the fridge side is on it doesn't make a noise, unless the freezer is on.   There's the blue connector on the back that plugs into 3 metal "slats" (can't really discribe them as prongs)  the are wide and flat, not like prongs.  If that's unplugged the clicking stops.  If I can get a picture of it I'll post it here if that'll help.  But like I said, this happened after a couple of power surges yesterday, not sure it that had anything to do with it, but was running fine before.  It's only about a year old.  Thanks again.

 

Tracy :drowning:

 

P.S.  While it's clicking, the lights dim in time to the clicks also.  The light  in the door for the water/ice despenser is dimmer than it should be and also blinks in time to the clicking.  The clicking is steady and about a second or two between clicks continuously. 

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I contacted GE and the unit is still under full warranty so they'll be out Thursday to look at it.  Guesss we'll see what they say, I've searched an can't find anything like it anywhere.   I'll post what the problem was in case anyone else ever comes accross this weird problem.

 

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The service tech came today, he replaced the circuit board and it's running like new.  I bought the unit in Febuary of this year, I hope I didn't get a lemon :poison:

 

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Power surges and electronic control boards do not get along...:?



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Better buy a service contract on that machine. Those GE's with the control board in the back are dropping dead everywhere. It's big money if you have to pay for the repair.

The service contract will save you a ton of money, I Guarantee you will have more failures, possibly many more.

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