Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
Whirlpool side by side: Freezer side on left, down on the bottom--could see some sort of coil turning bright red with heat through a venting area--the way we noticed was it was making snapping noises--thanks for your help.
What you saw was the heating element. It is partially visible through the louvers in panel behind the shelves.
In a automatic defrosting refrigerator there is a defrost timer that will cycle this heater on for about 10 - 25 minutes every 8 to 10 hours. This heat will rid the evaporator coils of the frost that builds up so you do not have to manually defrost the unit. When the frost melts, it will hit the heater and sizzle almost like bacon frying.
You just happen to have the door open during one of these defrost cycles.
Nothing to worry about.
Posted on May 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Find the indication light, located at the top of the Whirlpool
refrigerator just inside the door. This tells you when to change your water
filter. A green light indicates the filter is good and a red light indicates
you need to change the filter.
Find the filter knob. It is usually located at the base of the
refrigerator in the kick plate or grill.
Turn the knob a quarter turn to the left to unlock the filter.
Pull out and remove the old filter.
Add a new filter and push in. Turn the filter a quarter turn to
the right to secure it in place.
Reset your filter indication light inside the refrigerator. Press
down and release the switch five times within 10 seconds. The filter indication
light should then turn green.
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