Question about Refrigerators
I have the Whirlpool refrigerator, it's basic one that control by the timer and thermostat, no circuit board. It hThe refrigerators turn off after about 24 hour, then I turn off the thermostat and turn it back on, it work for the next 24 hour and turn off again. Please advice, Thank you
You have a defective thermostat that gets stuck in the off cycle. A replacement would be my advice. Very easy to change out. Just two wires. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 19, 2013
Testimonial: "Thank you, Steve. I replaced 2 thermostat already and the problem was the same :)"
I wonder if the defrost timer needs to be replaced
Posted on Oct 19, 2013
Testimonial: "Thank Mikadot for checking :). I did not check it. If it is bad, that mean it keeping defrost and cannot turn back to energy for the compressor, right? I leave the fridge off for one day and see it's cool inside (the ice still there). That mean the heating element is not working all the time. If the defrost timer bad, it will be very hot inside, right? Or it will be off when all the frost is melt. Then the timer stay in the defrost cycle while the heating element is turn off by the temperature switch? Please help me to check. Thank you"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Pankaj, Do you have a ohm meter? Sounds like you have something shorting back. First take the meter to the cord. On the end of the cord, you should show no continuity from each male prong to the ground prong on the cord itself. If you show continuity, you have something shorting back. Then I would start with the compressor, Unplug the wires going to the overload and relay, make sure the units unpluged and meter the cord again. If it's ok, then the problem is in the overload and relay. Start there and let me know, if it still showing a short, then we will have to go to the controls, heater, and repeat the process until you find the culprit. Catriver.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
SOURCE: refrigerator keeps running
I have the same problem. I called a service rep for G.E. and he said that there are 3 thermodisc
sensors behind the white evaporator cover. He gave me a price to repair that was completly out
of range for the problem. I paid him for his service call and sent him on his way. I then decided to
to order the parts from a factory online parts center at less then half the cost of my estimate not
to mention that when I was ordering the part the Factory emailed me a complete parts breakdown showing the Thermodisc and that my unit only has 1 thermodisc not three installed from the factory.
I ordered 2 one for a backup just in case. I deiced the buildup and installed the disc after 24 hours the refrigerator was working normal for about 4-months. Once again the refrigerator iced up and stopped cooling so I called the factory tech support and they told that it is normal to have some ice on the cover of the evaporator and the thermodisc is at that point supposed to open the cooling circuit to let the unit go into defrost mode and then close again. The Tech said that I had a bad
Thermodisc again so I put the spare one that I ordered in and it also worked for about 3 months
now I have the same problem ????????
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
I had the same problem with a top freezer. I found that the thermostat was bad by tapping on the it at the setting knob. The defrost timer was replaced first which did not help (repairman put in a timer for a Frigadair which will not work in a Roper). If one is used for a frigadair as soon as it cycles it will not work again until it is unplugged and allowed to reset. I replaced both the thermostat and the right defrost timer. It has worked great for over 2 months.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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