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I have a Whirlpool fridge WBM46LW top freezer that the alarms beeps, light flashes and motor cuts in & out when door opens or sometimes after a few seconds with door open.

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    deechap Jan 28, 2013

    I have the exact same problem, same model fridge. Has anyone got an answer yet?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    the model number is WBM46LW I want to know what size this is

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Hello All.
I would like to add my findings.
My fridge of 11 years started behaving exactly as the OP described. I tried all the suggestions regarding holding buttons, power off etc to no avail.
I even found an online manual here
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/18647891/whirlpool-uk-refrigerator-models-wbm35lw-wbm35ls-/5
But that did not address the problem at all.
So I went back to someones suggestion about the Potency Module.
I pulled the fridge out and unscrewed the cover at the bottom left to get access to the Potency module.(Red plastic box)
Without even pulling it open I could smell the burnt electronics.
I opened up the case and found a scorch mark next to the big capacitor on the circuit board.
So far, so good.
Given that a new fridge of the same size/style is about $1300 I pursued the spare part.
I then tracked down a supplier in Melbourne with a new board/module for $148.50. P# WPP326020913
Plugged in the new board in and fired up the fridge and its working just like new.
So I am happy now that a perfectly good fridge is up and working again.

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Posted on Nov 18, 2015

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Clwarren - my fridge has also started doing this... did you find a solution to this issue? Paul pauladamwheeler@gmaill.com

Posted on Sep 24, 2011

  • Simon Wilmann
    Simon Wilmann Nov 24, 2013

    mine is doing the same for both the fridge and freezer. did you work it out? ping me if you did whirlpool@v6gemini.com

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