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Whirlpool s20brsb21-a/g not getting cold

Every thing working but not freezing or getting cold in the fridge

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  • plong59 Jan 07, 2009

    compressor starts and gets warm after a while but still not getting cold in fridge or freezer

  • plong59 Jan 08, 2009

    tried switching off for five mins even been off for two weeks but still not getting cold at all in fact seems to get warm if any thing

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Hi there
If the compressors working fine then you will have to take a look at the thermostat that regulates the temerature,

Good luck

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If it is running continuously, and not freezing in either compartment, then it could be the compressor not pumping due to internal malfunction of compressor,or there could be blockage in the system.
Another possibility is shortage of refrigerant due to an internal leak , thereby losing it's gas charge.
A clue to it being short of gas is to listen carefully in the frig compartment, and see if you can hear it hissing, if you can then it is short of gas.
If the coils are wet and dripping water, then again, probably short of gas.
Depending on age of appliance, then it could have thermistors that control the temp, as opposed to a conventional thermostat, this being the case, then there is usually more than one fitted.
You really need an experienced refrigeration engineer to check it for you.

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Thanks.

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Hi IF THE FREEZER IS AUTO DEFROST, DO YOU SEE A FROST BUILDUP ON THE BACK WALL? IF SO, YOU NEED TO DIAGNOSE THE DEFROST FAILURE. THERE ARE THREE ITEMS TO THE DEFROST CIRCUIT. THE TIMER, HEATER, AND BI-METAL. FIND THE TIMER, USUALLY ON THE BACK OF THE FREEZER DOWN IN THE CORNER NEAR THE COMPRESSOR. IT WILL HAVE A CONNECTOR WITH FOUR WIRES ATTACHED TO IT. IT HAS A KNOB THAT CAN BE TURNED TO PUT IT INTO A DEFROST CYCLE. WITH THE FREEZER RUNNING, START TURNING THE KNOB UNTIL THE COMPRESSOR STOPS. THAT WILL BE THE DEFROST CYCLE. THEN WAIT 5 MINUTES AND LISTEN IN THE FREEZER FOR A SIZZLING NOISE AND LOOK FOR A GLOWING FROM THE BACK BOTTOM. IF THE HEATER IS ON, THE TIMER IS THE PROBLEM. IF THE HEATER IS NOT ON, THE HEATER OR BI-METAL IS AT FAULT.
IF THE FREEZER IS NOT AUTO DEFROSTING, CHECK TO SEE IF THE COMPRESSOR IS RUNNING. IF IT IS, ARE THE SHELVES ALL FROSTED? IF NOT, YOU HAVE A SYSTEM FAILURE. IT COULD BE A LEAK, RESTRICTION, OR FAILED COMPRESSOR.

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Do You Hear The Fan Running In The Freezer?

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Something aint working ...lol most likely the thermostat failed.

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Hi plong59

First defrost the Fridge overnight, then make sure there is air flow from the vents at the back and that air is actually coming from the vents, if not, then you need to replace the fan. I assume, the compressor is working and the coils are cold. Is this correct?

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You have of course set the temperature to "cold"
Try unplugging it and waiting 5 minutes and plugging it back in.
You may have a failed compressor after all
Let me know if this helped

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Sir,

First and easiest thing to check is defrost timer. Look for defrost timer, probably be a black box about 2" square, have 2-4 wires to it and be held in place with two small screws. You will know it when you see it. It will have a hole in center of box in which will be the end of a shaft. Shaft will have a slot for screwdriver. Slot will be such that you can only turn it clockwise. Turn about 1/4 turn. Should feel clicking. If this solves problem temporarily replace defrost timer. Available at most appliance parts stores. Defrost timer most likely in compressor compartment but can be anywhere. Some models in the past have combined with ice maker motor.


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    Is there any clicking noise near the compressor? A lot of frost or ice build up on the inside rear wall of the freezer?

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Compressor has failed.

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