Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
Model # ET17CKXJWoo Type 17TFA Serial# VSK2075530 mfg 05/00
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I don't know this particular frig, but evidently the defroster doesn't work. Frost buildup has blocked the flow of cold air.
There is a defrost timer, under the frig, accessible from the front. You can turn it with a screw driver. Turn it till you hear a click. If the timer hasn't been turning, that should turn on the defroster, a heating element nested among the freezer coils. Wait half an hour and if it is defrosting, water should be dripping into the drip pan underneath the frig. If so, then replace the defrost timer and you're good to go.
If that doesn't make it defrost, then the problem is probably the defrost thermostat, in with the freezer coils. When the frig defrosts, the defrost heater stays on until the defrost thermostat gets warm. It should be open circuit while warm. But if it is open circuit while cold, it is bad and is the cause of your defrost problem.
If you open up the freezer coils, use a hair dryer to defrost. That is safer than hot water.
Hope you can fix it.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
Ther are several things that can cause this, one a bad evaparator fan or an defrost problem. Look on the back of the freezer wall and see if there is a lot of frost. If there is then it's a defrost problem and the part most likely is a bad termination thermostat also known as a bi-metal. If there is not a lot of frost, check to see that you have air going to the refrigerator section. If not then it could be the fan.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
try this. switch off unit,do a full manual defrost,no hot water.clean out all vents/drains.then switch back on making sure all door seals flush with cabinet.poss cause unit is working overtime.......
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.
you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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