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Refrigerator and frig on side by side not cooling. Inside lights are on so power is available. Not compressor sound when I turn the cooling knob to colder. Whirlpool ED25RFXFW01

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  • jmadden45 Apr 20, 2008

    Appreciate the help... before I got your feedback I pulled the box out in anticipation of having to replace it (it is 9 yrs old) and decided to do like my dad used to do to the tv when reception got fuzzy, and slapped the back. The compressor started working so now I'm in a watch mode. I"m assuming that this means the contacts in the relay were stuck like you've suggested. I'll capture what you've sent though and use it if it quits again. If you have further feedback I'd appreciate anything you have to offer based on this latest. Thanks, John Madden

  • btoledo Apr 26, 2009

    I have a similar problem with a Whirlpool model ed25rfxfw01. It just suddenly quit cooling, although all electrical functions seem to be working. Unfortunately I'm still hearing what sounds like relay clicks from tempurature cycling. I think this may be a bad sign indicating a compressor problem. My only hope (and question) is: why would this happen so suddenly? Could this indicate an open winding rather than a refrigerant leakage? This is a 25.2 cu ft model.



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If the fan in the freezer is running go to the compressor and see if you have 120 volts ac to the compressor relay, normally a white and red wire will be connected to the relay,
if you have 120 volts to the relay, remove the relay and if it is white shake it if you hear a rattle in the relay it has a set of burnt contacts in it and will have to be replaced if you have 120 to the relay and no rattle in the relay then a compressor problem

if no 120 to the relay check the cold control, the defrost timer


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I have this refrigerator and it suddenly stopped cooling...frozen food thawed, refrigerated area warm but we still have power. I was wondering if it was a thermostat problem. Not sure if it's worth fixing...any ideas???

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