Question about Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft. Conquest Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Ice and Water GD2SHAXLQ Side by Side Refrigerator
I woke up this morning and it smelled like there was an electrical fire in the house, I tracked it down to our refrigerator, it's a Whirlpool side-by-side model # GD5SHAXKQ00
I removed the back cover and found the electrical part that plugs into the side of the Embraco compressor # EGY90HLP was pretty much melted, I believe this might be the start relay or switch ? the number on it is 4SP1001, when I removed it I found it had also melted one of the three pins off the compressor, *&%$#!!!
Are there any repairs for the compressor or is it going to have to be replaced due to the melted pin,
And since I don't know exactly how these things work, I'm assuming it was the relay/switch, if thats what it is that caused the problem, and not that the compressor caused the relay to melt?
The fridge is 7 years old and although I do have a Freon license, I have no Freon equipment to work on the system, so I'm also debating if it's worth repairing it or just replacing it, I don't want to spend half the value on a 7 yr old fridge to repair it, the water drain in the freezer is also constantly freezing over, I have to clear it out about every 4-5 months ,
Maytag (owned by Whirlpool since 2005) has issued a recall on the compressor relay due to fires. Whirlpool brands are not listed in the recall but it looks like they should be. The problem goes back to Jan 01 according to the Consumer Product Safety Comission.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Did it burn through the compressor or is any of the pin sticking out
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
Dude it is that switch that mounts on the side of the compressor. Replace that and clean the cooling fins underneath or else you will be replacing another one 2 years from now ;)
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
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