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Whirlpool GD5SHAXKQ00 Freezer not working

All my food in the freezer thawed and is warm. Is this a timer issue?

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  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    I came home to find my food thawed and water on the floor. what do I do?

  • brucefl Jun 01, 2008

    Model GD5SHAXLQ02; s/n SP2040961

    Not cooling frig or freezer. Both fans working. Lights working. Sounded like compresser running but, an on and off clicking sound (about 10 seconds apart) from or near compresser. Removed cover at rear of freezer compartment and found the coils dry and warm. I fear compresser is kaput. Is that something I can buy and replace myself?

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    not normally unless it is stuck in defrost cycle....Need to know >>>> is the compresser and rear (condenser fan) running?? is the coil under the unit clogged with dirt?? is the fan in the freezer running??

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Good day,
Yes that is normal. It is going thru one of it's automatic defrost cycles to melt off excess frost building on the cooling coil mounted behind the rear panel in the freezer section.
The red glow is the heater doing it's job. It does this for a short period of time, and causes the rear panel to become somewhat warm, but only for a short period.

It only occurs about once a day randomly, and lasts only 21 minutes, so the odds of seeing it are rare.

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