Question about Whirlpool ED2SHAXM Side by Side Refrigerator
Whirlpool side by side refrigerator/freezer Model # ED5SHAXMB10: The freezer side is cool (but not freezing), the refrigerator side is warm, the fan is running but I hear a clicking sound. It will click, the compressor comes on for five or six seconds, another click and the compressor turns off. Short time passes another click, the compressor comes on for five or six seconds, another click and the compressor turns off ... This is a continuous cycle.
Sounds like a bad starting capacitor ... thats about a 2 inch container mounted on or near the compressor .. it will have wires attached ... dont let the compressor keep cycling like that .. it will eventually damage the compressor and the refrigerator will quit working before long anyhow .. there is a little cooling now only because the compressor is successful at starting now an then but that wont last long ...unplug the unit until repairs are done .. move your food to another cooler .. the click you hear is the thermal overload switch shutting off the compressor power when it gets too hot .. the starting capacitors are not expensive and may have plug in electrical connectors that will make replacement easy .. it could be soldered in and that would make it a bit more difficult but usually there is a plug .. there will be numbers stamped on the capacitor .. thats what you need to get a replacement .. or you could remove it and take it with you to a parts supplier .. sometimes there are two capacitors in one container .. both have to be changed at the same time in that case (one for the compressor and one for the fan) ... there will be a part number and a value number .. the value might be something like "16 MFD " at 300VAC that gives you the value of the capacitor (not the phisical size) that example would be "16 micro farads" .. the 300VAC is the voltage rating
the part number gives you the size and mounting configuration as well as the value .. make sure the unit is UNPLUGGED before working on the capacitor .. if you call a refrigerator repairman then it should take him only about 15 min to replace the part if he has an equivalent part with him ... you could give him the model number of your frig and that you suspect the "starting capacitor" before he comes out ..so he can bring one with him ..
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
Sounds like the compressor relay or overload...
check the outlet voltage make sure its in range
within 10% more or less
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Its defrost problem, the freezer should cool,
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