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Whirlpool Refrigerator GS6SHAXML cycling on/off


I have a 5 year old GS6SHAXML. Just within the past few days, I noticed that the unit's compressor cycles on for 15 minutes then off for 15 minutes. The separation between the freezer and refrigerator side is hot to the touch. The freezer side maintains items frozen and refrigerator side seems to maintain items cool. Is this normal?

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The temperature is factory set at 4 / 4
I clean the condenser coils front at least once per month and replace the water filter semi annually.
The kitchen is slightly cooler.
The air flow areas between the freezer and refrigerator sides are clear.

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator GS6SHAXML cycling on/off

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If any read anything to ground the compressor is bad.
Your readings between the compressor terminals should all be different and you should have 1 low 1 medium and 1 high resistance reading.
Add the low and mid reading together and the sum should be close to the highest reading. If it reads say 20% more or less then retest it a couple of times to confirm your not slipping on the terminals.
Assuming the above checks out: Get a new Start relay (start capacitor if so equipped) relay and overload (and capacitor if it has one) In other words everything that is external and attached to the wires or terminals on the compressor, and replace them on to the compressor. Then if it starts problem solved if it still does same thing the compressor is bad (broken mechanically inside the compressor) and you have to decide to replace compressor or replace the refrigerating compressor be it AC or Refrigeration.
A few times I have gotten a compressor to start after leaving it off for 6 to 12 hours then retrying it. See the compressor unless left off for 6 to 12 hours and sometimes as long as 24 hours Is tight due to linear expansion from heat. And about 1/2 the time it is ok after new start components are installed. The other 1/2 the compressor will be ok for a day or 2 then stop again. Most likely from a “hard spot” in the movement of the internal parts in the compressor.

30 years of doing refrigeration and this has not changed.
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Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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The unit has a temperature swing adjustment screw located behind the thermostat plate.If you remove the knob and the face plate you will see it,It can be adjusted there.It may also be the thermostat bulb is going bad or touching something and giving a false signal to the compressor.

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SOURCE: Condenser fan always runs so freezer won't

Good day,
The fan motor runs when the thermostat asks it to.
If the machine is not at the proper temperature, the fan will run 24/7.
You have a cooling problem with the machine.
here are some areas to check.
1. The fan motor in the freezer compartment. It is behind the rear panel. You should be able to hear it running when you open the freezer door.
2. The defrost system has failed. Once again, open the freezer door, if you see frost built up on the rear panel, Either, the defrost timer, defrost thermostat, or main heater has failed.
3. The compressor is bad, or the start components mounted on the side of the compressor have failed.
4. Refrigerent has leaked out, or the system has an internal restriction.
The last 2 items are best left to a trained repair technician.

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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