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Hello, I have a 2001 Whirlpool refrigerator, model ET1FTTXKT (top-mount freezer) which is no longer cooling in either the fridge or freezer. The motor seems to be working (I can hear it) and I can feel air pushing through the vents, but of course it's not very cold. What could be the problem? I have heard that it could be the compressor... sounds expensive.

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SOURCE: noisy refrigerator compressor (?)

This is a compressor problem, and chances are there for this to worsen if not attended promptly.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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SOURCE: whirlpool conquest 2001 GS6SHAXKQ01 refrigerator side by side top part is not cooling

Don't let them tell you that the problem is related to "sulfur" in your water. It's a scam so that they don't have to repair the problem. The actual problem is that they don't use quality parts to build these units anylonger.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: whirlpool conquest 2001 GS6SHAXKQ01 refrigerator side by side top part is not cooling

the first one sounds like it is slowly leaking freon.

  •  the second Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/control board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Refrigerator/Freezer not cooling

Need your husband to unplug refrigerator and remove rear panel inside freezer compartment. Look to see if ice has covered evaporator coils. If so defrost them with a hair dryer and look over the defrost elements to make sure they appear good without burns or cracks. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool refrigerator model ED5GTN cooling problem.

With the unit unplugged, take off the back cardboard panel. On the lt rear side you will find the compressor. On the lt side of the compressor you will see a white box mounted on the side, this is the relay, and it most likely will have a zip tie holding it on. Cut the zip tie or unhook the clip. Gently pry the relay from the side of the compressor. If it is badly burnt make sure there are 3 connectors on the compressor, sometimes they will burn one off or burn it so bad the compressor will need to be replaced $$$$ if not in warranty. If its not burnt thats hopefully what you will find, hold out your hand with the compressor side of the relay pointing down. Shake the relay like a salt shaker into your hand. If you get grey flakes/chunks in your hand the relay is bad and will need to be replaced. easy fix for about $45 - $50.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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