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Whirpool Refridgerator The unit stop cooling but the fan was still running. A couple of days later when i plugged the unit back up the fan did not run or anything, but the lights would come on.

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  • 1CAPONE Jun 01, 2008

    How can I check to see if the motor is bad or if the compressor is shot.

  • 1CAPONE Jun 04, 2008

    I remove the fridge out of defrost., and the fan came on. The relay on the compressor was bad, I replace the relay and the unit still will not cool.

  • 1CAPONE Jun 14, 2008

    Yes I tried the kit, but it still will not cool, can no freon cause it to blow warm air?

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Ok your frig is most likey in defrost know find the defrost timer it most likey is in front bottom, back bottom, inside frig..now turn clockwise slowly till it clicks,pull frig out and see if frig. started,if not out put your head to compressor and listen to see if it clicks on and off,if so your compressor is short cycling and you need to buy a 3 in 1 starter kit,it comes with direction so you can do it,hope this help,thanks-mike

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

  • MIKE major Jun 07, 2008

    YOU NEED TO GET BEHIND THE FRIG. UNPLUG IT FOR 5 MINUTES,THEN PLUG BACK IN,LISTEN TO SEE IF IT CLICKS ON AND OFF IF SO YOU NEED A 3 IN 1 STARTER KIT YOU CAN GET FROM YOUR LOCAL APPLANCE PARTS STORE,DIRECTIONS COME WITH IT,INSTALL IF THIS WILL NOT START YOUR COMPRESSOR IT'S SHOT,IT COSTS ABOUT $500,00 TO FIX,YOU MAKE THE CALL NEW FRIG OR REPAIR,HOPE THIS SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM-MIKE

  • MIKE major Jun 11, 2008

    have you tryed the 3in1 starter kit?you said it came out of defrost manually maybe the defrost timer is bad,let me know what you find-mike

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Click HERE for a good troubleshooting guide.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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    Georgia B Jun 14, 2008

    Yes, no(or low) freon or refrigerant would definitely prevent it from cooling.

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Hi,

There was a loose compression that happen in your ref you better call for a service tech to check what causing the problem, & have to check the electrical of the unit too.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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    micromaster Jun 05, 2008

    well you need to add more freon on the compressor, just make sure you burf first the propane. and the after that you can inject the freon..

  • micromaster
    micromaster Jun 14, 2008

    of course you must add freon on the compressor unit... is it better to burp first the remaining freon on the unit..

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Hi maybe you have defective fuse.. connected to motor, or you have defective thermostat thats why your unit is not working good!

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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    carlos fernandez Jr. Jun 01, 2008

    Check all wiring, check the fuse that connected to compressor or motor.. or the thermostat!

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Could be problem with either the compressor or motor, or the wiring.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Jun 01, 2008

    First,
    check to see if the light comes on or if there is any fan, motor, or
    other sound coming from the appliance? If so, the refrigerator isn't
    really completely stopped--go to the specific problem you are having.
    If not, try adjusting the thermostat to a colder setting. If that
    doesn't work, read on.

    Second, check to see if there is power
    getting to the refrigerator. To do that, plug a lamp or other device
    into the same outlet the refrigerator is plugged into. If there's no
    power, check the fuses or circuit breakers. If the fuses or breakers
    aren't the problem, contact a qualified electrician to restore power to
    the outlet.

    If there is power to the appliance but it still seems to be stopped, there may be a problem in one or more of these:



    • Wiring



    • Thermostat



    • Defrost timer



    • Compressor



    • Overload and/or relay


    Unfortunately,
    we can't describe all of the possible problems and repair solutions
    here. If you are unable to troubleshoot the problem from here, you may
    need to contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

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