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Whirlpool WBM35MW I am an Australian Male and as long as the beer is cold i don't complain.For about a month now (or so) the fridge has been beeping constantly when the the door is open. At the same time the condensor oscilates on and off. The beer remained cold and hence, there was no problem. Unitil today, when it stopped being cold. It still beeps constanly but is now cooking my chicken instead of frezzing it! Can you help me! The fridge is about 2-3 years old!

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Further to my previous post, contacted Whirlpool Melbourne who acknowledged problem described and advised that warranty for sealed unit including compressor was five years not three. Gave me local Sydney service agent who called and after looking at unit said it was one of thousands with the same problem. Motor was too small at manufacture and complete sealed unit including larger motor would have to be fitted. All at no cost!!. Unit away for two days and have been told that larger motor will ensure no repeat of problem.

All I needed was proof of purchase, and obtained this from retailer Retrovision without problem even though unit was purchased in Sept 2004.

Hope this helps.
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Rob H,

I have just bought the same fridge second hand, didn't think to search on these forums before hand. Wonder if i will have the same problem. Dou have a service report , contact in melbourne who confirmed it was an issue. Cheers email me (

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