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I just recently got a used whirlpool top freezer unit and it is not seeming to kick on like it should. Some days it works perfect and other days the fridge is barely cold and freezer has things in is that are beginning to thaw. If you turn the temp knob all the way down then back up it seems to kick it back on then its fine for a while. Today I can not get the fridge to kick on at all. Once turning knob freezer started chilling again but nothing in fridge, Any ideas..this sound like fixable problem??? THANK YOU!!!!

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  • tyty51282 Jan 24, 2008

    How do I figure out if thats what it is or not?? THANKS!!!

  • tyty51282 Jan 24, 2008

    ok we will try that when when its warm enough...thanks for your help

  • tyty51282 Jan 24, 2008

    well it was 43deg so I tried it and I took it all the way off wand it clicked and turned on right around the "normal" marking on the control

  • tyty51282 Jan 24, 2008

    when turning it back up towards the "coldest" marking

  • tyty51282 Jan 24, 2008

    Compressor is warm, can touch it but it is pretty warm..so that means its working!?!?! Yes everytime I mess with the knob. I guess then our option right now is to tryto replace tsat? Is that something we can do at home and where do i find how to do it? AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!

  • tyty51282 Jan 24, 2008

    Ok will try the bypassing thing tomorrow and see where that gets us...if not I guess Ill be back for more or something!! Its working for the moment so no lost food yet!!! Thanks again.

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Sounds like you need a new thermostat to me. They are kinda expensive, not too hard to replace though.

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    joey shearer Jan 24, 2008

    Its tricky, the best way is when you have found it in a warm state (warmer than 40degF) set a middle setting slowly turn the contol to warmer and listen for the click. If it gets full cold with no click, start turning it back to off very slowly, and click should happen when it gets very close to off if its warm in the FF. If it goes to off with no click, than Its the thermostat. Go all the way to off. Now back on. Did unit click and come on than??

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    joey shearer Jan 24, 2008

    Sometimes I find what happens to me that day in the field...there is usually a post or two that sounds like my exact complaint. It does seem like the thermostat is acting somewhat normal if you say it turned off --at almost off --and back on at normal (they have a large cycling window to prevent frequent cycling). I have had 2 very simple (not much to a top freezers wiring) unit similar to yours but frigidaire models do this. I replaced the thermostat in both feeling confident i nailed it. The only other reason for the unit just not coming on would be the defrost timer not advancing proper. But the thing is you have said you have always made it work by fiddling with tsat. That wouldnt have affect on the timer. Also lets start measuring temp by getting glass of water and using meat type thermo that goes to 0 or more. Measuring air temp is innacurate. If every time its warm, its silent ---no freezer fan----no noise and you can fool with tsat and it comes on. Than its a sure thing. Also you can remove cardboard rear panel (dont damage it --its vital for proper air flow) and touch compressor. It should be pretty warm around 100degF. If its cool than you also know it hasnt come on. Also keep in mind here that if there is nothing (no food,drinks,ice) in the refrig it doesnt regulate proper.

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    joey shearer Jan 24, 2008

    You should feel comp when its warm again inside. If its cool, it hasnt come on in awhile. If its off and you fiddle with tstat and it comes on than you know you have it. You can also bypass the tstat to see if it freezes everything now like it should or if other problems exist. Just axcess by removing all the 1/4" recessed screws holding the console with the tstat to top of FF. the 2 line voltage wires (not the green ground) cant be mixed up. Just put them together somehow without cutting off the terminals.

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