Question about Whirlpool GAFZ21 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Our Gladiator Freezerator is about 2 years old and has been working well until yesterday. The top section (set to the refrigerator setting) was inadvertantly left open overnight. Once I discovered this I also noticed that the fan box was making a loud noise - like it is working extra hard and/or vibrating. It was also covered with ice (probably from accumulated condensation while the door was open). I cleaned up the ice and closed the door. The top unit cooled back down but it is still making the noise. Any ideas what might be causing it?
hi , roger here i am a maintenance tech for an apartment complex that just happens to have whirlpool appliances. the way i see it is the most likely problem you have is a clogged drain. if you push the refrigerator out where you can access the back of it you will see a plastic hose that runs from about the middle of the fridge down to the bottom and then dumps into a pan that sits on the top of the compresser. the easiest thing to do is to remove the hose from the pan and blow hard through it or hook an air nozzle from a compresser and blow through it . it should take care of it. also try to avoid turning the fridge up on its max settings. hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
there is no suction system. flush your defrost drain tube with boiling water and a turkey baster. should get some pretty nasty sludge out and sound will go away.
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
If the air flow on the condenser under the fridge is too low, the hot gas won't be cooled enough before it goes to the door jamb to stop condensation. Remove the plastic cover under the doors and look at the condenser (tube/wire thing underneath). If it is clogged with fluff, get a vacuum and nozzle and give it a good clean so the air can pass through. Other than that, your condenser fan may have stopped.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
The most likely problem is in the defrost system. Behind the freezer panel there is not only an evaporator fan, but also the evaporator itself, and a defrost heater, termination bi-metal, and drain pan (or trough). You will likely find ice build-up in the evap coil. This could be caused by the defrost timer, the heater, or the termination bi-metal.
Have a service tech look at the unit.
Posted on May 29, 2009
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