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Re: Refrig light out, but lightbulb is new
You dont know how many calls i ran about light buls not turning on and when i get there is loose try giving and extra turn to tighten remove and re install tigh if is not commimnog it might the light switch or loose connection inside.
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check that the compressor is working by feeling for motor vibrations at the compressor, hot compressor unit or hot fins or back wall of the fridge
if there is not heat then the compressor is not working
call a technician as it could be a start/run capacitor failed or compressor seized
get a quote as some compressor replacements cost as much as a new fridge
check that the utility power is getting to the fridge/freezer
You have a Whirlpool refrig and it has a bad control board . This board is located behind the refrig , on the left side at the bottom , inside a plastic housing . This housing is held on by 2 screws at the bottom left . Remove the housing and the control board inside . Replace the board and reinstall the housing . It costs about $ 80.00 . When you go to get the part , take the complete model number with you so you get the correct board . This board controls the light for the refrig AND the lights for the control knobs PLUS other parts which work ok relating to the cooling .
If the refrig light AND the temp adjustment knob lights , went out , you need to replace the electronic board . Pt # W10135090 . This part is located behind the refrig , at the bottom left , with 2 screws , inside a white box . The board runs about $ 80.00 , and is easily replaceable .
At the refrig controls , the freezer control , controls how much air goes into the refrigerator section . Open the refrig door , and up at the top left , put your hand over the damper (air vent) . Turn the freezer control from high to low , and feel the difference in the air flow . If you turn your freezer control to a lower setting , less cold air will enter the refrig . Think of it as : the freezer control adjusts the temperature , and the refrig control , tells how long to run the compressor . In actuality , this is how it works . However , with the dial (refrigerator thermostat) in the off position and refrig still running , this indicates a bad thermostat . Pt # 2198202 .
A refrig cannot pull 40 amps in defrost , unless there is a direct short in the defrost system ( timer , heater , bimetal ) . I would use an extention cord ( for test purposes only ) , and try a different plug . Sounds like the circuit breaker is weak . In defrost , the MOST you should get , is 6 amps . This will not throw a 40 amp breaker . If you have an amp meter , remove the back refrig panel behind the refrig , and connect to one of the power cord lines (just not the green ground ) , turn into defrost and check the amps . This will tell you if short is in refrig , or weak breaker .
From about an hour of searching your refrigerator I found that the problem is in the control board mounted on the back of refrigerator. Visit this link below and enter model number GS6SHEXNL into the search model and parts search feature. When you get to your refrigerator on left of screen is different prints, chose #11 and you will #18 in picture. Click on link below and following links to support this problem. Model GS6SHEXNL Part Number W10135090
Mike, Please send the complete model number so I can help you better. If your refrigerator has a defrost timer this could be the problem. You also can visit my site below and enter model or part number in the search feature. We also offer free help and assistance. , Thanks, Sea Breeze email@example.com
flickering noises??? are they working at all. or are tehy flickering on/off along with the noiise. id be willling to bet that if you removed the back panel from behind the refrig, youll find a control board mounted on the left side(when lookin at from behind) alongside the compresssor assy in a white box. if thats the case that, that there is a board there and your lights are not functioning and you hear "chattering" when the doors open you have a faulty board, look up via model number and replace it