Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
We just bought a used 5 yr old Whirlpool refridgerator, side-by-side. Man we bought it from said it worked "fine" in his home. We transported it in the upright position, brought it home, plugged it in now for about 1 1/2 hours and it is not getting cold. We set freezer to "colder", fridge side to "3". Compressor just clicks, then hums for about 5 to 10 seconds, then clicks again. Fan inside runs all the time. HELP! What do we do now to get this thing to work?
I have the same problem and this is what I found out.
There is a Overload/relay unit that attaches directly to the compressor, it's black and white and looks just like a plastic connector (terminal) but it has a built-in thermistor which acts as a relay (together with the capacitor mounted somewhere on the inside wall of the fridge by the compressor). That Overload/relay unit is bad, (burnt up) and I also found that the actual compressor is shorted out too, since I tried starting it and it just blows the house breaker immediately. I found similar problems on other forums and now I know I'm in for a replacement fridge.This fridge is less than 6 years old and already went through 2 other repairs. 1.- the Ice maker went bad within 2 years...2.- The defrost thermistor went bad and the freeser wouldn't defrost so I replaced the thermistor,
now 2 months later, the compressor went bad, less than 6 years after paying over $1400.00 for the stupid Whirlpool fridge.
Now, let me tell you, that is not cool at all.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Sounds like the start relay OR the compressor is no good. Have a service tech look at it, because there may be a capacitor in the circuit, which could be dangerous for you to fool with.
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