Question about Whirlpool ET4WSKXS Top Freezer Refrigerator
Whirlpool ET8MTMXKT top freezer 8 years old, compressor (or fan?) sometimes runs and stops about every 5 seconds. Other times it seems to run normally. Temperature maintaining OK. Bonus problem - when going through the 5 second cycles, it causes static on our digital TV's which correlates to when it stops, but not when it runs.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Freezer fan is not working
the fan may be jammed due to ice build up. in the first instance i would give the unit a full defrost for 48 hours then see if the fan starts after, if not the fan motor may be u/s.
Posted on Jun 02, 2007
if this has only one evaporattor coil then you wil have to turn down the freezer too. first check to see if the if the manual damper motor is working properly. turn the tempertur to 0 on the frig and the damoer should close down. look to see if it did. then turn to 9 and you should hear the damper motor opening and feel air from the outlet.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
Compressor won't run or it is "clicking' on and off: This normally could be a bad start relay and over load for the compressor, dirty condenser coils need cleaning, condenser fan motor is not running or the compressor itself. To check the compressor properly you should test it with an amp meter, each compressor is rated in running amps ( see model/serial tag or the sticker on the compressor )...if the compressor is drawing too much current, this may be why it is shutting off. Check the model tag for proper amp rating. Some relays will be easy to notice the broken with them, they may be burnt. Example one, example two, example three. Some of these relays can be removed and give them a little shake, and if they rattle around inside the relay is likely bad. Compressors can also seize and click on and off or one of the electrical windings inside the compressor could have opened up. You can use a test cord to help check the compressor and this also will help with the amp test. If the compressor checks ok and you want to install areplacement start relay. You will need to find out which winding is which. You will need an ohm meter to determine the windings. First check to see if you have windings in the compressor. Then check to see if they are grounded. If the compressor has windings and they are not grounded, you can find which winding is which. Check for grounded windings by reading from each terminal to a good ground on the cabinet. Read from the top terminal to the lower left terminal. Read from the top terminal to the lower right terminal. Read from the lower left terminal to the lower right terminal. Write down the resistance of each reading as you go. The highest reading you get will be the run and start winding of the compressor in series with each other. The other terminal left will be the common terminal. Read from the common terminal to each of the other terminals. The terminal with the lower resistance will be the run winding. The higher resistance the start winding. Using the original style relay is always preferred, but using a general replacement can "get you by" if needed.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
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