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Filled house with smoke.

It appears the relay or capacitor overheated (the area left of the compressor as viewed from the back) and started smoking quite a bit. There is some discoloration on the wire connecting plug. Before I have someone fix it I would just like to know what could cause the overheating (by the way, no breakers were tripped) as I'm not sure I can trust this product (its barely 4 years old) until I know why it happened...what would have happened if we had not been home? Thanks

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There is an overload protection kit for that unit that was listed as a production alternate. YOu can install that to see if it helps. There is always risk when you use appliances. Compressors can go bad or the power can surge or interrupt and then you have an issue with too much current and things getting burned out.

Posted on Jun 09, 2017

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SOURCE: Whirlpool side by side compressor replacement?

uk price is about £250 fitted i done one about 2 months ago. or thats what my company charge

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SOURCE: started smoking and fan is still running but not cooling. neither

You have a bad compressor that is the only thing that will make something smoke and not let anything stay cool

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge keeps tripping the circuit breaker

Your fridge should draw no more than 5amp. Presuming your breaker is at least 15amp there's a problem. Move to a different circuit first. If the condition persists check the start relay on the compressor. I have a suspicion the circuit may have another item you are not aware of.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: fridge cooling shut down after noticing heavy dust on bottom coil

hey Bob I'm gonna steer you in a differnet direction. does you refrig have electronic controls or just plain ol adjustment knobs? If just plain ol adj knobs try turning the both knobs all the way off then all the way back on to the coldest setting. then firmly tap the knobs with the handle of a screwdriver or butter knife especially the one that actually has the off postiton. this is the thermostat and i'm thinkng it has gone bad on you. you mentioned that nothing was running so if the compressor relay was bad you would still hear fans running. 
if this doesnt work I would need you to give me a model number off of the unit so I could point you in the right direction and help you do some continuity tests. thanks peyton

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool side-by-side melted relay.

Maytag (owned by Whirlpool since 2005) has issued a recall on the compressor relay due to fires. Whirlpool brands are not listed in the recall but it looks like they should be. The problem goes back to Jan 01 according to the Consumer Product Safety Comission.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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