Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
I bought the fridge used. the fan in back is working. there is no air flow problems for the compressor cooling.
The compressor is overheating and tripping on thermal overload. Check the condenser and find out if it's dirty. Most of the time, people don't realize the condenser, is usually located under the unit. They get filthy and can't reject the heat the refrigerant picks up in the box. If that's not it, you're probably either low on gas or your compressor is going bad.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have already tried shutting off for 24 hrs. (reset), cleaning the under-bed condenser fins (vacuum and/or compressed air) and the issue still continues, you may be lucky enough to just need a relay/overload switch; the thingy connected to the compressor, which by the way takes patience and ease in removing. However, once the plastic cover is off, simply unplug the relay switch(s) and shake it, if you hear rattling (or) smell burn, the relay is toast and thus needs replacement. Simple enough, for replacement type in the model # of the compressor: (i.e.) [[ Embraco FGS 80 with relay/overload switch ]] cost around ($30-$50)... order, replace, re-plug, and if on target, the compressor will kick in. let run for 24 hours before adding foods, and all is good. Have a nice day. ee
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
The clicking sound is a relay called PTC relay. You need to replace it. First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be able to get a new one. Let me know if you need any more help. ken
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
Not good news, it sounds like a compressor problem. Vacuum clean everthing you can safely get to in order to make it eaiser for the repair guy, (hopefully to save money). How old is the fridge?
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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