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Whirlpool refrigerator stopped cooling. the

Whirlpool refrigerator stopped cooling. the compressor is very hot! The cooling fan that appears to blow on the compressor in the back is running. model is actually ed5pha but it's not listed in the choices below.

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    D. Floyd Kolb May 11, 2010

    The compressor is very hot because it is trying to run and cant because something is either tight inside or broken. You can try to pull the plug for over night and let it cool down sometimes this is a temporary fix. But eventually you will have to replace either the compressor of the whole refrigerator. Replacing the compressor will be half or more of a new unit. Any chance this is warranty?

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You have a bad overload/relay . This is the piece pluged onto the side of the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires going to it . The part number is 8201786 . It is easily replaceable and instructions come with it . Price is around $60.00 .

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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