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Whrilpool refrigerator is not cooling. the

Whrilpool refrigerator is not cooling. the compressor will come on and cool only when I jump across the contacts. Does it have a service mode or a system reset. the lower coil was dirty when this unit stoped working.

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  • dougenfield Feb 03, 2010

    The contacts that I jumped across was L1 to L2 on the compressor. The control board is not sending power to the compressor. Do I have a bad control board?





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  • dougenfield Feb 04, 2010

    I called a whrilpool repair man out. He confirmed that the board is bad and wants $460 to replace it. Where is a good place to pick up a control board?

  • dougenfield Feb 04, 2010

    thanks for the help

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Good day,
I'm not sure which contacts your dealing with. If it's the contacts on the compressor, then replace the components as a package. Relay, overload, and run capacitor if it came with one.
If it's the contacts on the thermostat, then replace it.
If something, somewhere else, please post back with the description and location, and the complete model number..

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  • John Hall Feb 03, 2010

    Good day,

    I guess what you mean is you supplied an outside source of power. If that is the case, then yes, the board is very suspect.

    However, you didn't supply the age, make, and model number. That was important information. There are boards that only perform defrost cycles. On those, they not only shut down the compressor, but the fans as well.

    Others are all encompassing, performing defrost functions, fan functions, and temperature control.

  • John Hall Feb 03, 2010

    My error. The data only showed up when I exited your post. Some kind of glitch here.
    If the machine is not running at all(no fans either), then it would have failed in defrost mode.
    The adaptive defrost control would be at fault. In either case the board is responsible for telling the compressor when and when not to run.
    There are as well as the diagram shows, 2 thermistors that control the electronics. They are temperature sensitive.
    A good appliance parts house should be able to test them for you.
    Sorry for the delay.


  • John Hall Feb 03, 2010

    Hello,
    I checked on the price on that board. It's close to $300.00
    Before I'd make a decision, it would pay, if you live in an area that has Whirlpool authorized service techs to make a diagnosis for you, even if you want to do the actual repairs yourself.
    Like GE they are becoming totally absurd.
    It's pathetic what they've done with refrigerators in the last 10 years.


  • John Hall Feb 04, 2010

    Good day,

    The first stop would be your local appliance parts house. Check with them, then compare here..



    http://www.appliancepartspros.com



    Have your model number ready.

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