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Refrig/freezer just quite working?

Whirlpool ET1FHMXLQ01. Light inside refrig. works, but nothing else. i moved the thermostat to the coldest setting, but still nothing. I always think yhe worst, could it be the compressor, hoping not.

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  • ridi571 Mar 10, 2009

    anyway i can use a jumper to bypass the thermostat just to see if that is the problem.

  • ridi571 Mar 10, 2009

    Hey jumptrout51,

    I pulled the control panel loose to expose the timer and thermostat. While i had it loose, i tapped the thermostat and it all started working. Now i am off to the srore to get a new thermostat, so you are awsome man. thanks for all your help. Saved me from buying a new fridge, because i was walking out the door of the house to do so when you replied to me. thanks.

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The defrost timer is located in the control panel in the fresh food section.
Look up under the panel and see a opening slightly smaller than a dime.
Put the blade of a butter knife in there and turn clockwise a quarter turn.
If the fridge starts working, replace the defrost timer.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    steve Mar 10, 2009

    Glad it worked out for you.

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