Re: whirlpool gold side by side freezer not freezing but...
Your fan in the freezer is wearing out. When your food in the freezer
is blocking the air, the motor is working too hard. After years of
using, it needs to be replaced. Get a repair man in to replace with a
new parts. My Fridge/Freezer was totally broken and I found this out
because the ice was melting. It got fixed and now no problem.
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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp. The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
the drain in the freezer is clog make sure the drain from the freezer
is clean all the way to the pan next to the compressor . you need to
open the back wall of your freezer for that ( the inside wall) clean
with buster (water pump)the drain is in the bottom middle of the freeze.
Either the evap fan has a problem, or the defrost system has failed. You should never see frost in the freezer section as the defrost sensor should sense that the coils need to be defrosted before that much frost accumulates.
Unplugging to clean out helped because the frost got a chance to melt away.
If you find the evap motor is running, then the things to check are the defrost sensor, the defrost timer, and the defrost heater.
I did some research online, and read that the Start Relay is most commonly the problem. My husband bought the part, (about $50) and reattached it to the side of the compressor....and was cold immediately! apparently a very common problem on these fridges.
hi thanks for the question i would check to see if the fan in your freezer is working that could be the problem make sure the back of the fridge is clean where the compressor is located also make sure no frost has built up in freezer thanks the appliance doc
sounds as if you have an ice buildup restricting the fan from moving airflow to the freezer. Inside the freezer take apart the lower shelf and see if this area is full of ice, if so clean it and defrost it.
ok renato i believe in teaching so here is refrigeration 101 first the freezer does all the colling for the whole unit there is nothing in the refrigerator that cools its control runs a damper door like on a wood stove or fireplace at what we call the mid point setting the middle point the fridge should be about 35to40 degrees food starts spoiling at 42 the freezer should be about -8 to 2degrees the freezer has the only true thermostat that controls the compressor it has a cut in cut out temp and they are filled with freon like the unit and are subject to leaks at which time they malfunction now you can check the freezer for temp at mid point setting if its way below 8 degrees replace the freezer side thermostat which im betting is bad any way and not cutting out now blambnm email me at email@example.com and we will talk ive never seen a whirl pool unit with out a freezer so you must be in another country im in the usa but we can fix yours too ill just need more info ok
We had the same problem and I AM NOT a repairman. I found that with a lot of freezer door opening, the rubber fill tube, which fills the ice maker tray, had frozen up inside the tube. I had already replaced the ice maker, and still no ice. I am sure a repair person will shudder, but I simple put a Phillips screwdriver up the tube and found the ice was not allowing the tube to refill the tray. CAREFULLY, use the tip of the screwdriver to dislodge the ice and clear the tube. These units do not cool or freeze quickly, therefore keep the doors closed as much as possible and don't let kids stand with the door open while they gaze into the depths while making their decision.