Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
This could be a problem with the compressor.
When a compressor won't start and “clicks,” this indicates it (the compressor) is locked up and cannot start so it clicks off on an overload thermal (temperature) protector. If the compressor only runs for a short time then clicks off it is likely drawing too much amperage, overheating and cutting off on the overload protector. Nothing other than replacement can be done with a compressor that is locked up or drawing too much amperage as it is a problem with the internal components of the compressor.
It is absolutely crucial that the condenser coils are clean and the condenser fan motor, if there is one, operates properly or the compressor will overheat and go off on the overload protector. This handy condenser brush makes cleaning your refrigerator condenser coils a snap.
The compressor can be replaced but this is very expensive ($400- $500 parts & labor) due to the fact that the refrigerant needs to be reclaimed from the system and the compressor refrigerant lines unsoldered, new lines soldered on and new refrigerant charged into the system. This is something only a trained and licensed repair person can do. Compressors are part of the "sealed refrigerant system", many manufacturers warranty the components of this system for an extended period of time, usually 5 years from the purchase date.
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Posted on May 08, 2009
Main control board bad . The board controls the fan opperation and the clicking , sounds like a relay on the board . Replacing the board should solve the problem(s) .
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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Posted on Sep 29, 2010
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