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Seems to be running, but not cooling?

3 1/2 years old. Under counter mount. Door seals. Light works. Condenser vacuumed regularly. When turning dial on, the fan or compressor comes on. Air flow from the bottom front of the unit. Sometimes sounds like water running in the back of the unit. Cools to a certain point, but then shuts down and does not come back on. The only way to get the fan (or compressor) to come back on, is to turn the dial off, let it sit for a few minutes and then power back up. Repeats the same cycle. Thermostat? Control panel? Bad compressor?

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temp control is the only answer sorry the unit turns on with it and off with it .

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Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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If compressor is running then unit has a sealed system issue- throw it away unless still under wty. If comp not running then probably bad relay on it. Only way to check is to replace relay. Please contact me if you need further help or leave feedback if appropriate as that is how I get paid. Thanks for letting me help you!

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: cools at start up....then gets warm..compressor is warm.

I would need to know the model of this. However if the condenser fan is Not runing then the problem is that. If it is then it could be the sealed system and you will need a tech to check it out.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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Does the fan work? If yes then the compressor has a relay and overload that might be bad. Or it could be a compressor that is bad. If its a compressor then you will need to have a tech verify that it is the problem. If nothing is running then it could be a thermostat thats not switching it on. Let me know if you need any more help with it.

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Good day,
You should first verify the age. There should be a 5 year warranty on the compressor. In your owners manual it might refer to it as a sealed system component or compressor.
Call your selling dealer and verify that. If it is, then have a service call performed by them, or an authorized repair station they use.

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Old whirlpool freezer door left slightly ajar.light on inside.door won't seal. Rubber on door warm.


The condenser coils do get hot. They can even be to hot to comfortably touch and this is normal.

The refrigerator should not run constantly but shut off with each defrost cycle.

Running constantly and never cycling off can indicate a cooling problem.

One thing to try is to wait till it has been running a few minutes then open the door and turn your cycling thermostat towards the off position. It should cycle off before getting to the off position on the dial.

If it does not cycle off then it's not getting cold enough to satisfy the thermostat. This is likely the reason the refrigerator runs all the time.

A thermometer in a glass of water can be used to check the temperatures in the refrigerator section.

You can check that all fans are running.

the reason the outer side of the door seal area is getting hot is the compressor is over heating, probably the condenser fan motor to your compressor is bad.
It should be a little warm but not hot. they don't use heaters anymore ( some older models still use heaters) around the doors, instead they use the condenser coils to remove condensation and moister, you might want to check your condenser coils on the bottom or back of fridge to see if they need cleaning
If the condenser coils/condenser fan are all plugged up they need cleaning and/or the condenser may fail or has failed..

The ones that use an electric heater will have an "energy saver" switch that will turn it off.: God is the reason I give you free advice so God is good!







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Hot door seal, rail, divider strip between refrigerator and freezer.

If the mullion (rail between the fresh food section and the freezer section) on your refrigerator is hotter than normal this tip will help identify and remedy the issue hopefully before it gets to the point of loosing the cooling.

Refrigerated surfaces will attract moisture, especially in the warmer more humid areas and times of year. Since the refrigerator and freezer are cold moisture can accumulate near the door from normal use, this moisture can get into the door seals and cause them to not seal properly, mold and otherwise cause a nuisance.

Why Hot:
To keep the moisture from accumulating on this surface the refrigerator manufactures have run part of the hot condenser tubing inside the cabinet close to that rail, under normal running circumstances this rail will be slightly above room temperature and the amount of heat not noticeable. The condenser is the set of coils that are on the back or bottom of the refrigerator and disperse the heat from the unit. If the condenser is very dirty or the fan that keeps the condenser cool is not running then the condenser coils and thus the mullion (rail) gets very hot and overheats. This heat will eventually cause the compressor to work harder and possibly overheat and turn off occasionally to cool itself. This will lead to reduced cooling in the freezer and refrigerator.

Fix: If the coils are under the refrigerator, pull the front grille off of the bottom, check if you feel air coming out, if not then the fan is not running, look for dust and dirt build up on the coils, clean with a brush and vacuum, do not be afraid to get aggressive with the brush. If the fan is not running you will need to go to the back of the refrigerator and unplug the power cord. Remove the back panel off the bottom and you should see the fan. It may have some dust or other debris blocking the fan blade from turning. If so clean that out very good, clean the coils from the back if accessible also. Be sure to put the back panel on as it is there to direct the air flow across the compressor and coils, without that panel the condenser will overheat.

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When the compressor is running, two fans should be running. One inside the freezer compartment that moves air over the evaporator coils. The other is under/behind the fridge that cools the condenser coils.

If the fan on the condenser coil (the one under/behind the fridge) stops working, the system cannot dissipate the heat from those coils, and thus cannot sufficiently cool the inside of either the freezer nor fresh food compartment.

On mine, when the condenser fan failed, I noticed right away. The front face of the wall separating the compartments became very hot. Extremely hot.

Apparently the refrigeration system is designed so that waste heat keeps condensation from forming where the magnetic gaskets on the door need to seal. When the condenser fan failed, there was too much waste heat (because no heat was being dissipated from the condenser coils by the fan), thus making that gasket-sealing area very hot.

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The above will take you to the installation manual for your unit. This is to make sure you have set up the unit to their specs.

There are multiple things that can cause a lack of cooling. Let's cover a few of them.

1: Make sure the condenser coil under the unit is clean. You have to be able to take a flashlight and see light through the coil and fins. Be sure unit is off when cleaning. Use vacuum, compressed air, or a long, stiff bristle brush and go with the fins direction so they do not bend over.

2: The termostat may be set wrong or is not working as designed. Look for the compressor and fan on the condenser to cycle off when temp is met and on when it gets too warm. If unit is running all the time, look for frozen up evap.

3: If evap is frozen up, no air can pass through so no cooling is taking place. Air can not go through a solid block of ice. Clear ice with warm water. Again, make sure unit is off first.

4: Door not sealing or closing all the way. Seal on door should have magnets that help seal them to the door frame.

5: Again, if unit is running all the time, as in #2 above, unit may be low on refrigerant (freon). If you suspect this to be the case, have a qualified tech do the repair. Make sure he locates and repairs the leak. Adding freon without the repair means he will be back to do it a second time. The system is a sealed one and you should not have to continually add freon.

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