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Whirlpool gold side by side refrigerator relay compressor?

Hi. My 'fridge isn't cold. Everything seems to match the description for an issue with the relay compressor. It seems to be working, light's on, fan's on, sounds like it's getting cold, motor runs, then clicks, turns off, repeat every three or four minutes, inside is warm. I took the cover off and vacuumed out the vent really well, then flipped the breaker leaving it off for a couple of minutes before restarting. Nothing. I turned the temperature dials up down and all around. Nothing. How do I find this magic box to try triggering the switch? Not even Whirlpool's site has the manual available. Best of all, it's sunday, the food's warm (just went shopping of course!) and there is not a repair tech in town available 'til tomorrow? Please help! Just in case, the model numbers GD2NHGXLQ00 made 08/02. Thanks!

p.s. should i just turn it off it the meantime, the fan just seems to be making it warmer?
Watch out!!! I have a Whirlpool Gold 9/2002 that caught fire. I came home and smelt a wire fire and saw smoke. I imediatley called the Fire dept and they search the entire place and couldn't find anything. Unitl one of the younger firemen said it smelt like it was coming fromt he refrigerator. I opened the bottom panel on the back of the refrigerator and The white relay switch was chard black. I have seen many other complaints on the internet for this same problem with the Gold Whirlpools. Take this issue very seriously because I got home in time.

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    My wife called me to the kitchen this evening because she smelled smoke. It was coming from our 2003 Whirlpool Gold Side-by-side Refrigerator. I pulled the unit out and unplugged it. I went directly to the relay on the compressor and saw black burn marks on it. How did I know to look there? I bought a 2002 Kenmore Elite Refrigerator when I lived in another house and this one also caught on fire. The compressor and relay on the Whirlpool Gold were identical to the Kenmore Elite refrigerator. On the Kenmore, the fire got hot enough to melt the pins of the compressor and it had to be replaced. This time, I got to the relay before it melted to the compressor pins. There is a huge issue with these refrigerators and they should be recalled!! If not caught, the house could have burnt down! This seems to be a very common issue on these refrigerators.

  • mshold1 Mar 10, 2009

    I had the same problem it was a motor that I had to have replaced, that was almost $400. Now the Ice Maker seems to have stopped.

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Realy yes

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Sounds like the relay switch. Light works, fan works, but is not cold. Also if you smell a burnt metal very strong smell. Relay switch must have burnt.

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