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I have a Whirlpool refrigerator, model #ET8CHMXKQ0, manufacturing date 07-03. I think the fan is running but it's not cooling. The fridge is not cool and the freezer is cool but not not freezing (e.g. ice is melting and new ice is not being made). Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    Same - the freezer seems to be dead but the fridge appears to be working.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Fridge and Freezer quit cooling properly at the same time.

You likely have a defrost system problem.....call a service company to look at it.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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First check if the Compressor of the Fridge is working.There is slight chance that the compressor is working but the pressure of the compressor is low or the gas might be less.Check the compressor if there's oil on it's pipes...it means that there is a leakage n needs gas refilling.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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The fan speed can be deceptive. That is why this problem is so hard to diagnose, when the fan starts to wear out the motor spins but not with enough force to circulate air thru the freezer and rrefrigerator. If you have the ability to swap out the fan motor then it should only cost you the price of the motor and components. Approx. $125.00 if you have the make and model you can go to appliancefactoryparts.com or appliancefactorypro.com to obtain motor and components, But if you have to get serviceman to replace fan it will cost you an hours labor also.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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You have a bad overload/relay . This is the piece pluged onto the side of the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires going to it . The part number is 8201786 . It is easily replaceable and instructions come with it . Price is around $60.00 .

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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If the compressor will not kick on what you have is either a bad compressor or a bad starting device. Generally the unit will try and start and after 8 seconds or so you will hear a loud tick. That indicates the relay is bad. If the compressor is bad it will usually make a loud humming noise.

The start device is plugged into the side of the compressor. Unplug the frig. You can simply take off the wires to the start device (remember where they go!!!!!) and pull it off. You have two piece, the overload and the relay. The relay is the piece that is most likely the problem. Some machines will have these put together in a white plastic block. You can shake this entire piece and if you hear loud rattling it is broken. Sometimes the relay is visibly burned and blacked where it plugs into the compressor. Anyway, if you do not have this white plastic relay/overload combo, the relay is a brown square shaped plastic piece. Shake it and see if you hear rattling. If not, chances are very good the relay is ok, and the compressor is locked up.

Compressor changes are expensive and unless the frig is extremely nice and cost a pretty penny, they aren't worth fixing. Relays and overloads should not break $100 for the parts, and any tech should be able to change one in under 10 minutes. So if it's a relay fix that puppy! good luck :D

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