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Whirlpool WBM35MW I just purchased a Whirlpool wbm35mw, and a few of your threads suggest the compressor draws 6amps instead of 2amps which cause it to play up. How can i check to see what mine is drawing, will i have the same problem. Is it a known problem with this model ? Cheers Z.

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If you have reason to believe this is a problem...and I doubt can get an ampere tester from a number of online sites. One vendor is They run at least 20 dollars. The meters double as household testers in some cases. Others are recording meters which monitor specific appliances plugged in semi-permanently.

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