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FRIDGE THAWING WHIRLPOOL GOLD SIDE BYSIDE ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD. FREZER THAWING, REFER STILL COOL CANT TELL IF IT IS WORKING .   FAN INSIDE FREZER IS WORKING AND COIL IS NOT FROZEN.

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  • tshadix Jan 24, 2009

    the varistor/overload assembly was open . Replaced that and running great now ,Thanks for your help.

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Pull your refrig away from the wall and check to see if your compressor is running i'm willing to bet that the start relay is bad you will here a humming and then clicking noise approx every 3-5  mins. its a very easy repair get part number 8201786 from whirlpool it has detailed instructions and should only cost you 40-60 dollars for part.

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