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Bought Whirlpool Refrigerator 2003, couple days ago, the Refrigerator part stopped working while the freezer side works OK,except a liitle frost. what should I check first ?

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Hello,

Before any attempt, make sure the door is sealing all the way. If there's a leak in the seal, things will frost up. You can find a leak by listening carefully for a whistling seal. Also make sure the refrigerator is level. this are the first thing to be chrck.

Take care.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • qxw0215 Jun 05, 2010

    the probelm the the freezer is working fine, but not the Refrigerator.



    if I open the freezer door, I can feel the cold wind going througn to the Refrigerator, if I close the freezer door, the cold wind stopped going through, feel the cycling system is not working OK.



    Please advise.



    Thanks!



    Jean

  • Sulaimon Jimoh Olayemi Jun 05, 2010

    Hello,

    Inspect the gasket for dirt or debris that could prevent
    it from
    sealing. If you find any, remove the large debris, then wash the gasket,
    using a scrub brush and warm, soapy water.

    Check the gasket for
    cracks or tears that can let cold air escape. If
    you find any, replace the gasket. If the gasket appears to be solid, go
    on to step 3.
    Check the seal: Open the door, insert a dollar bill
    partway and shut the
    door on the bill. Try to pull out the bill. You should feel some
    resistance. Repeat the test at several points around each door. If the
    bill slips out easily, replace the gasket.

    If there is any
    circuit breaker, reset it.

    Check for thermostat problems. It
    could be off or won't cool properly
    (too warm,). If it can't be fixed with a simple adjustment,
    call a professional.

    Check for coil problems. The compressor can
    overheat due to dust
    buildup on condenser coils. If so, vacuum the coils.

    The above
    are the likely problem and the solution.

    Take care.

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