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What is the model number of your refrigerator? In most cases replacing a mechanical thermostat that begins doing this is the answer to solving this problem. Problem is I don't know what the type of thermostat yours has because you did not post the model number. Thanks, Sea Breeze
There are many different models of Whirlpool Refrigerators and not all have the same temperature controls. Are you replacing the thermostat or a electronic digital controls? Look inside the door frame of the fresh food compartment on walls and door frame itself for the model number. JT
refrigerator is not cooling properly it can be due to a defrost timer, which is
causing the fridge to go into defrost cycle. Usually it takes 45-60 minutes for
refrigerator to come out of defrost cycle. If the timer
is bad then it will not come out of defrost cycle and
can result in this kind of issues. It can also occur due to defrost thermostat,
it allows current to pass through it at temperatures of 20 to 30 degrees
Fahrenheit and prevents current from passing through it at 40 to 60 degrees.
This is difficult to test, though, because it takes a prolonged, very-cold
temperature to turn it on. The defrost thermostat is
snapped onto the top portion of the evaporator. The thermostat sends
temperature information to the processor. The defrost heater must be replaced
when replacing the thermostat.
1. Remove the lower fan duct work from the evaporator cover.
2. Remove the 1/4-in. evaporator cover screws and remove the evaporator cover.
3. Disconnect the defrost thermostat wiring connector.
4. Remove the defrost thermostat from the evaporator.
Hope this helps...please post back for further
Hello, It is often the case that if the thermostat is not working, the best route to take is to replace it rather than try to fix it, unless you have the necessary knowledge to do so. Most of the time, these are not as expensive as you would think and can be easily installed into the refrigerator. Here are some steps to follow to find out what the best route for you to take is in repairing or replacing your thermostat.
Good luck..... Locate the thermostat and get all necessary model numbers, serial numbers and model codes. This information should be available for the refrigerator itself as well. Use this information to find and purchase the correct thermostat for your refrigerator. Next, remove all power from the unit. Unplug the unit completely and make sure that it is not running before moving forward. Then, remove the old thermostat by cutting through the wiring. To install the new thermostat, trim the lead wires to the right length. They are generally too long to start with. Terminate back into the circuit. The device will act as if it is a switch. This means that the direction or the coloring of the wires is not important. So long as you can cut off the current moving through them to the main defrost element you have no problem. Make sure to properly dress the wires to insure that no part of them comes into contact with the defrost elements as this can cause them to melt. Replacing a thermostat doesn’t have to be a lot of work, when you know what the problem is and can get easy access to the parts you need. Determine if your thermostat is bad by running through those tests first. When you do replace it, make sure to test to make sure it is working properly by allowing the unit to cool for several hours and testing the temperature within it.
Your defrost timer located inside the control panel is bad OR the defrost thermostat located on a freezer coil is bad. Get down low and look up at the bottom of the control panel. You will see a small round hole. Onside the hole is the defrost timer advance knob. Use a flat blade screwdriver and SLOWLY turh the slotted knod clockwise until the refrigerator clicks off. Wait a few minutes then open the freezer door and listen for a sizzling sound from the freezer compartment. If you do hear a sizzling sound that would be the defrost heater melting ice. If you do not hear a sizzling sound,unplug the refrigerator and remove the rear freezer panel to expose the cooling coil. Clipped to the coil will be the defrost thermostat. It will need replacing. If you do hear the sizzling sound the defrost timer will need replacing.
I assume that you are in the UK (as indicated by your product number) so call Whirlpool Service on 0844 815 8989 and give them the mnodel no and the 12 digit number that begins with 85 and they will assist you.