Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Somehow the freezer door became locked and I can't figure out how to unlock it.

I have an old, second hand Whirlpool double door refrigerator/freezer without an instruction manual. The instructions I find online don't show the same electronic panel as mine. I clicked around on the panel until I was able to lock and unlock the ice/water dispenser, but that did not release the door. Please help!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Whirlpool Master
  • 473 Answers

There is no lock on your refrigerator for either door. The lock/unlock button is only for the dispenser to keep small children from dispensing ice or water. If your door won't open it could be a few things. First, a package on one of the shelves dropped and is jamming the door on the inside. May require removal of the top hinge so you can tilt the door top forward and look inside to see what happened. Next, you may have one of the door hinges that actually broke and is keeping the door from opening. You will need to look close at both hinges but I would guess the bottom hinge would cause this more that the top since the door weight is all on the bottom hinge. The only thing that holds the doors closed is a magnetic gasket on most side by side models under normal conditions.

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

Testimonial: "Thanks for your suggestions, Jerry. In the end it turned out that the freezer door was FROZEN to the body of the freezer (someone on fixya had already had that problem). I unplugged the fridge for about 12 hours, then hammered, kicked, swore and blew hot air at gasket of the door until it finally ceded. The inside was like the south pole with huge stalic tights/mights stretching from top to bottom. I think the water supply to the ice maker hadn't shut off correctly and all that water had turned to ice….."

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

E240B Fridge Freezer door open alarm goes even when door closed.


Fridge keeps beeping or buzzing: The following is for Frigidaire models but others can be addressed similarly.

Several Frigidaire refrigerator models have an electronic control panel on the freezer door the owner can use to adjust the internal temperature, dispense ice and water and receive notification about issues such as the need to replace a water filter. The refrigerators also emit a beep for various actions and as an occasional alarm. Determining what causes the beeps necessitates some troubleshooting.
Temperature Controls ·A Frigidaire refrigerator's display panel blinks when the control panel is touched to set temperature controls. After pressing "Freezer Temp" or "Refrigerator Temp" on the keypad, press the arrow buttons within five seconds to increase or decrease the desired temperature. If you do not press the arrow buttons within five seconds after pressing "Freezer Temp" or "Refrigerator Temp" on the keypad, the refrigerator beeps to indicate the current setting will stay in place.

Door Open ·When you leave the refrigerator or freezer door open, the refrigerator beeps. Also, the "Door Ajar" indicator illuminates on the appliance's display panel. Shutting the door and pressing "Alarm Reset" stops the beeping and turns off the "Door Ajar" indicator light.
·The Frigidaire refrigerator has a control lock feature that prevents use of its control panel or dispensers when the unit is locked. When the control lock is active, a beep sounds when a keypad or dispenser is pressed. Release the control lock by pressing the "Control Lock" icon for three seconds. A beep will sound, and the icon's light will go out.
Power Reset ·A power reset is occasionally necessary if the Frigidaire refrigerator's control panel does not work normally or a reset function on the keypad does not work. A power reset involves disconnecting power to the refrigerator by unplugging its power cord from the electrical outlet, waiting 30 seconds and plugging the power cord back into the electrical outlet. When the control panel resets, a beep sounds. If the refrigerator beeps even after a power reset and the beeps' source is not known, contact Frigidaire.


Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12148688_cause-beeping-noise-frigidaire-refrigerator.
Cause of Beeping Noise in Frigidaire Refrigerator eHow

Dec 22, 2016 | Fisher Refrigerators

1 Answer

Whirlpool 6th sense fridge freezer electronic panel - how do i unlock? child lock not on


Emma:

The lock and unlock feature is accomplished by holding the lock button for 3 seconds, and you will see a count down number just above it that indicates 3, then 2, then 1, and a soft tone along with the lock icon appears. To reverse this hold the same button for 3 seconds following the same procedure and the unlock icon will appear.

Jul 14, 2014 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Whirlpool regrigerator door auto locks


As far as I'm aware, refrigerator doors don't have auto locks on them. What you're describing sounds like the door has a fantastic seal from a temperature change between the inside of the fridge and the room around it. When there is a drastic change, (usually warm) the refrigerator seal will seem to stick. This will wear off over time, or when the temperature changes.

Jul 28, 2013 | Whirlpool ED5VHGXM Side by Side...

1 Answer

WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR FRENCH DOOR ENERGYSTAR 5 MO OLD SAYS COOLING SYSYEM OFF ?


STOP! Don't worry about the other responses- it is SO simple to fix. You just press the two right two buttons (lock and measured fill) at the same time and hold for 3 seconds. That's it!!

May 23, 2012 | Whirlpool GX5FHTXVA Bottom Freezer French...

1 Answer

Freezer not cold enough (42 degrees); condensor may be locked up; what can I do?


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigeratornot Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator DefrostTimer Problem

WaterRunning in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigeratoror Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101

May 05, 2011 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Top part of refrigertater not cooling. bottom freezer is ok. only about three years old.


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong with your refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold


heatman101

Jan 28, 2011 | Whirlpool GX5FHTXVA Bottom Freezer French...

1 Answer

My whirlpool fridge makes a loud humming noise when the door is closed. It is not freezing items in the freexer and is not cooling items in the fridge section. The freezer is above the fridge section in...


Hi,
The fan is hitting ice build up...


Check out these tips...they can help you figure out whats going wrong with your refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold


heatman101

Oct 11, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Cooling problems with OLD Whirlpool ET20MK refrigerator.


top up the freon gas charge you have a low charge

Jul 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Whirlpool refrigerator stop cold but frosting bad


Hello Catherine Fu,
Welcome

You said, you got this whirlpool double door refrigerator for 4 years. cost me about 1.5k. the second year, right after warranty, the main brain is down-the light panel in the refrigerator is off. whirlpool tech told me to replace it will cost me 500, so you decide not to do it. Now you have bad frosting issue for 6 month. Inside the Refrigerator, the water keep on dripping on side wall and glass drawer ceiling. In the freezer, frosting all over each drawer, and the bottom drawer has too many frosting and ice that i can hardly close the door. Last night, the refrigerator section just don't get cold anymore, it shuts up by itself.
Help!! It is an very expensive refrigerator and ONLY 4 years old .


First,I think you need to have a new tech.
It sounds like you have either an air leak allowing out side air in and this causes the icing.
Or you may need some freon (coolant gas) .
If your freon pressure is low it can ice up.
Did that tech that was there check for a freon leak and also check the pressure of the freon in the lines???
You need to call a different tech and let him see what's happening.
Some company that is reliable!

Let me know what they do for you.
God bless, Huuum

please remember to leave a rating.

Sep 28, 2008 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2128 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...