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My fridge and freezer stops working periodically.

Whirlpool ED22LF will stop running and I turn it up a notch and it starts back up. It will run for a couple more days and then goes out again. I was thinking it was the thermostat? Would this be something I could fix myself or do I have to call someone?

Thanks, Single Mom.

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catriver
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Tom, I would start with the overload and relay that is on the compressor, If it is white it's a good possibility that it has failed. The fact that both sides are not cooling leaves me to believe the compressor is not operating. Take the overload and relay off. If they are both contained in a white cover shake it. If it rattles, I believe that is your problem. Let me know what you find...Catriver.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

heatman101
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Hi,
Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that will help you figure this out...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3771673-defrost_refrigerator_defrost_timer


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

heatman101

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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