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Freezer clicking

Common reasons your freezer clicking

The most common reasons your freezer is clicking are a dead icemaker assembly, malfunctioning electronic control board or a bad power supply board.

  • 46%

    46% of the time it's the
    Icemaker Assembly

  • 41%

    41% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 4%

    4% of the time it's the
    Power Supply Board

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common freezer repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these freezer parts may fix your problem.

    Icemaker Assembly Replacement

    If there's a malfunctioning icemaker assembly, you might notice a clicking noise originating from the freezer. This occurs when an ice cube obstructs the movement of the ejector arms during the ice making process, causing the gears to slip and produce a clicking sound. Often, this damages the gears, necessitating the replacement of the entire icemaker assembly. If you hear such clicking noises, it's advisable to deactivate the icemaker and schedule a visit from a Sears Home Services Technician to address the issue.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    If you notice clicking noises emanating from your freezer, it's possible that a malfunctioning electronic control board is to blame. This board is responsible for receiving signals from different sensors to oversee the temperature and conditions within the freezer, as well as for sending signals or power to various freezer components. The clicking noise might arise from a defective electronic control board erroneously directing power or signals to a component. If you detect unusual clicking sounds from your freezer, it's recommended to schedule a visit from a Sears Home Services Technician to address and resolve the issue.

    Power Supply Board Replacement

    If the power supply board malfunctions, the freezer will fail to activate. Consequently, it won't cool, and both the interior and display lights will remain unlit. Additionally, in freezers equipped with electronic door locks, the lock mechanism may not engage properly, leading to incomplete door closure. This issue arises because the power supply in a freezer facilitates the connection between the incoming electrical power from your home and the internal components of the freezer. Moreover, it is responsible for distributing power from the control board to the freezer. A faulty power supply board may also neglect to safeguard the freezer from power surges, potentially resulting in damage to critical electronic components such as the main control board. If your freezer exhibits a failure to power up, it is advisable to enlist the assistance of a Sears Home Services professional for inspection and potential replacement of the power supply board.

    What to expect when you experience a freezer clicking issue

    How to fix a clicking problem in the fridge

    Addressing most clicking issues typically requires replacing either the ice maker assembly, electronic control board, or power supply. Nevertheless, given the various potential causes, a comprehensive diagnosis is crucial for resolving the problem effectively. An accurate assessment is vital for determining the extent of the necessary repair work and associated costs.

    Sears Home Services solutions for a freezer that is clicking

    If your freezer is making clicking noises, it could stem from various causes. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we advise scheduling diagnostic tests with a Sears Home Services expert. Our technicians possess the expertise to identify the underlying issue behind any freezer malfunction.

    What to look for with a freezer clicking diagnosis

    Identifying issues with modern appliances can be hard without the right expertise. Trying to fix your freezer without proper diagnostic methods may lead to guesswork in replacing parts. Appliances, particularly those made in the last decade, have become highly advanced, with electronic components that are challenging to assess. DIY repairs on newer appliance models are getting more complex over time.

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    Pedro was on time and super friendly. He seemed to know the job and was helpful in explaining everything. Showed me the controls and where the problem was. So nice, would definitely use your service again. Another company was going to take 3 days to come and service us. You guys came same day, what a lifesaver!

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