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ACD2234KRS Water Dispenser and Weird Clicking noise


Apr 15, 2017
Model Number
More than 10 years
The side by side refrigerator we bought in 2006 has worked relatively well for many years. I'd say for the last 5 or 6 years though every once in a while it makes this loud noise that sounds like an electrical woodpecker of some kind lives in the fridge. It lasts for less than a minute and stops. Sometimes its only a few "shots" and sometimes its many "shots" in a row. It is not a clicking. Its more like a super tiny tommy gun style noise. Excluding the possibility that I have heavily armed rodents, the noise was just something I got used to and didn't seem to affect the functioning of the unit. However, today during a family party, the water dispenser would only release very warm/almost hot water. I have never had this happen before. Also, as we were investigating the "new problem," the frame of the fridge and rubber seals around where the two two doors meet were also hot. The fridge is still cold and appears to be functioning otherwise. Are the two problems related? Is this something I can fix or is the fridge dying? Also, what the heck is that noise?

Thanks in advance for any info you may have. I'll just be roughing it out here drinking tap water awaiting feedback...the horrors! HAHAHa

Make sure the condensor fan motor is working ok, make sure the condensor coils are cleaned....
LINK> http://www.applianceaid.com/heat-around-refrigerator-door.php

If needed:

Condenser-Fan-Motor-WPW10239053-01004092.jpg LINK> Condenser fan motor

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