Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
MY whirlpool s20b-rsbag american fridge freezer is playing up, when plugged in the fridge is ok but the freezer comes on briefly than the alarm sounds and freezer display light flashes, could you please be able to suggest what I could do to remedy this as it is a new item and I need to get it sorted before crimbo.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had probably the same problem. After a little discussion with the factory they sent a technician as a "Good Will Gesture." The technician told me it was the control board down by the compressor. I overheard a conversation between he and his central repair office that it was a common problem. The factory would not admit it. I have a feeling the electronic control board he replace (which would have cost several hundred bucks) was probably made in China. Now I'm having more problems with my Ohio made Whirlpool side-by-side. The freezer is working fine, the fridge is not very cold. By the way, the internal lights was one of the keys to the problems.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
SOURCE: whirlpool S20B RSB21
If you look on e-bay, there is a chap in the UK selling repair kits. If you are reasonably mechanically minded and handy with a soldering iron, and happy to remove components on a PCB and replace them you can fix all of your issues in about an hour. The kit costs £35 with full instructions and also you can phone him for advice. It consists of a number of capacitors (as per solution #1 plus several others). I fixed mine over the weekend and am delighted with the results, no need to pay hundreds for the the boards from whirlpool!!
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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