Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
I know this is an old thread, but in case others like myself are still looking.
This issue is to do with the Potency Module, which is the main computer for the fridge. The 2uF 450V capacitor has a tendency to fail. This acts as a divider circuit and as it fails it means the board can not supply enough power, so when the Compressor is running and you open the door, the light tips it over the edge and it causes the relays on the board to drop in and out. Literally making the fridge turn on and off. The potency module is fairly easy to get at. It is at the rear, bottom left, behind a metal plate. 3 hex head screws removed get it out.
This model has a magnetic door switch, so there is no mechanical door switch to go bad. If the door switch is the issue, a $250 interface board needs to be replaced. That is not the issue though. The Potency Module is the issue. It varies in price from $200 to $450 depending where you source it from. Not worth it if you need a tradie to replace it, but if you can repair or replace it yourself it would be possibly worth while.
Posted on Jun 04, 2017
Sounds like you have a bad door switch. Depending on the age of the fridge, it might still be under warranty. If it's not, then you might be able to access the door switch yourself and pull it out & replace it.
I hope this will help in solving the problem, Take care in handling the refrigerator...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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