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Burning smell followed by failure to freeze/chill Whirlpool sbs

This unit had a burning hot metal-plastic smell that could have choked a horse! The next afternoon I found everything had defrosted in the freezer and it totally stopped cooling. When I'd left in the morning it still had the cold that was present when "it" blew....
this is a 3 year old unit - really disappointed that I'm having to deal with this mess. I've been on bagged ice for a week and found my papers tonight that have a 2-5 year warranty --what's the chances this is going to be something outside of the warranty? I've got an option to purchase a warranty repair service and have them fix it or give me $$ toward a new one if it exceeds $500....trying to hedge my bet at this stage.

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  • gail0906 Jan 17, 2008

    Thanks, it was the relay - black and melted. Cost with labor $157 vs 900 for a new 25cft unit.. Guy was terrific, helpful and everything he told me, I'd already read about on this site. So I was able to agree to a repair with some knowledge base - instead of not knowing if I was being taken or not. Thanks for the help and your service to the public.

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Sounds like it was just the Compressor relay failing. Sometimes when they fail(and they all do)-- they fail shorted......not open(the compressor just wouldnt work) and they melt down. Sometimes it ruins the terminals on the compressor. But it is a relatively simple repair and a 3yr old unit should be worth the repair.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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    joey shearer Jan 18, 2008

    Im glad i could help out and you have the unit repaired. Tell all your friends about Fixya!!!! Thanks

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