Question about Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with IceMagic Plus Ice Maker
Have a 35 year old Whirlpool. The compressor is too hot to touch. My finger will burn if it is touching for a full second. However, the refrigerator and freezer are fine temperature-wise and the fan is running. The compressor is obviously running (I feel vibrations before it got too hot to touch.) I've had it on for the last hour and it has not cycled off but I've also had it completely off for 4 days because I'm afraid of a fire. The vinyl floor under the compressor has been discolored (I assume due to the heat). I have also cleaned the coils under the unit. What can the problem be? How do you fix it? Is it time for a new one?
Just make sure that all fans are running when the compressor is working. The compressor is a real fine built model to be 35 years old. The problem with machines and people, they just tend to wear out. If that refrigerator is something you want to keep and the compressor is worn out I would consider replacing the compressor. But the cost may not be something you would want to pay. I do this a lot and usual charge for parts, labor and warranty is $300.00
Hope you well on that Whirlpool!
Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on May 29, 2009
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