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Whirlpool Refridgerator - Damper Control Noisy

Whirlpool Bottom-Mount Refrigerator Model # GB9SHDXPS01
Control, Damper Part# 8208195

Shortly after we purchased our refrigerator we noticed that it was gradually getting noisier. With 1 month before the warranty expired we had a service call to replace the Damper Control. That solved the problem for about 8 - 10 weeks but now it is noisy again and the warranty is expired.

I'm positive that I can replace the part myself but how can I be sure that the replacement part doesn't become noisy as well? Does Whirlpool have a bulletin or superseded part that is more reliable?

Bruce

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  • bcarmich Mar 09, 2009

    Nicesuit,



    I'm in Canada and they say that the part is not covered after the warranty period even if it was recently replaced within warranty.



    I bought a new part and installed it myself but the part I replaced looked like plastic components of the housing were deteriorating after only 4 months.



    If the new part fails in 4 months and no improvements are made to the replacement parts then it will cost me $150.00/year just to own this POS.



    I'm very dissappointed with Whirlpool.



    Bruce



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    Nicesuit May 11, 2010

    You are in the UK? if so any fault that was reported and repaired within the warranty period is covered for a further 12 months after the repair. They will hit you with it may cost you X amount for the repair but if it is the same thing they can not charge you.

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But it could be the thermostat (make sure your setting is midway) The milk spoiling indicates it is too warm so bacteria is breeding

Get a refrigerator / freezer stand alone thermostat (about $5) That will give you accurate readings. The fridge shoud be between 35 and 40 F and the freezer 0 plus or minus 3 when set correctly

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