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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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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this seems to be a major issue with whirlpool and kitchenaid multiple door refrigerators. The defrost timer device on the compressor does not function properly or fails and the cooling coils freeze up. Check the little fan that pulls air through the freezer coils to make sure it is running (that cools the refridg) if not running then it is bad and causing problem. Otherwise you have another bad defrost relay on the compressor. It's easy to change and cost about $25 at the parts store. I just defrost mine every six months or so since none of the ones I tried work very well. Its just a bad design that is still propagating in whirlpool devices.
The refrigeration is short cycling. The cause may be due to airflow problem. There is an outside fan thalt blows across a radiator and another in the inside the fridge enclosed behind panels.
These two fans must run and blow across the refrigeration radiators. The outside one can clog with lint and dirt, the inside one can clog with ice buid up, or the fans simply quit working. Check that the fans run and that the radiator coils are clean and clear to airflow. For the outside one, paneling will need to be removed, as well for the inside one if the outside one does not do the trick.
The refrigerator compressor short cycles because it overheats. The cool refrigeration gas entering the compressor cools it and when the gas is not kept cool, the compressor may short cycle.
There may be a different problem but checking for airflow is a start.
check to make sure compressor is running may be something simple like the relay on compressor... also make sure there is no frost build up on back wall of freezer as this would be a defrost issue and will frost up enough that it cannot move air across coil to cool....
repost with any questions....good luck to you...
There are three possibilities why the compressor motor is not running. #1. The thermostat switch is not closing to turn the motor on. #2. The compressor motor is bad. #3 The defrost timer is engaged, preventing the compressor motor from starting.
Solution for #1: Locate the thermostat switch behind the console in the refrigerator. It is attached to the freezer temperature adjusting knob. If you jump the switch out, the compressor motor should start. If it does, replace this switch.
Solution for #2: get another refrigerator. It is not worth repairing.
Solution for #3: Turn the freezer temperature switch to the coldest setting. Locate the defrost timer in the console on the ceiling of the refrigerator compartment. Look for position labels like "cool control" and "compressor". Jump between these two wires. The compressor should start. If it does, replace this module.
Your compressor may be trying to start and have a bad start capacitor, start relay or overload. If you hear the fans that tells me the thermostat has also told the compressor to start. Unplug and pull away from the wall. remove lower cover over the compressor area and feel the compressor on the top. If too hot to keep you hand there leave the refrigerator unplugged until we locate why the compressor is trying to start but will not. tell me the age of your refrigerator. I will keep checking for a response from you and will be here to help, Thanks, Sea Breeze
I assume the compressor is running since you indicate you have some cool air.
Check to make sure the compressor fan is running. This fan should be near the compressor. Its purpose is to pull room air across the coils and remove the heat from them. If this fan does not operate properly, the refrigerant will not be cycled properly. If the fan is not turning, you will need to replace the fan motor.
1Plugged coils (lint and dirt) cutting off air flow will cause the problem you describe; Also
2 Fan that will not run underneath the box 3 Defective compressor 4 Compressor starting components, are the 1st items that come to mind with a description like yours.
But first check your controls inside and make sure they are set to mid range. 2
types of controls in refrigerators 1 for on off and 1 for air flow. If
this control you mentioned has "off" on it this is the thermostat. Look
for the other one and set it to mid range
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