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GE Side by Side; Clicking every 2-5 Minutes, replaced Capacitor and Start Relay

josh3159

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Location
Montana
Model Number
GSS25GMHBCES
Brand
GE
Age
1-5 years
I purchased a house two years ago, and it had all new appliances. The refrigerator is only 2.5 years old. Recently, my fridge started to click every 2-5 minutes and stopped cooling.

I cleaned the condenser coils, and replaced the start relay and capacitor. When I first replaced just the start relay, and used the old capacitor it still did not work, I then ordered a new capacitor and replaced it.

The fridge has worked for a week since. Last night I started to hear the clicking noise again, but woke up this morning and it was still cold/frozen and no clicking noise. Will a fridge every once in a while have this clicking noise?

Or is this a sign that the compressor or something else is on the fritz? Everything I have read seems to point to the compressor overloading, and shutting off/starting up every 2-5 minutes. Its weird to me that it is still working now though? Any suggestions/thoughts?
 

Jake

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It could be the compressor starting to fail.

Check your owners manual warranty, some models have up to a 5 yr. warranty on the compressor.

Jake
 

josh3159

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Location
Montana
Jake -

Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like my warranty states a 1 year warranty on the compressor unfortunately. It seems like I will just have to wait and see if it starts clicking again or stops working.

Thanks again!

Josh
 

Jake

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Ok Josh, keep us posted either way.

Jake
 
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