Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
Since there is no much info's about your problem, I let all the solutions that could be applied in such a situation.
Possibility 1: I suppose, the gas has run out. Often this is the reason why Refrigerators stops cooling. But we would assume it as a big trouble.
Possibility 2: The fan blowing the cold air from the freezer into the refrigerator may not be working.
Possibility 3: Your defrost thermostat is shot. you'll have to defrost the whole thing.
Possibility 4: If no other above option suits your need, Unplug the unit, remove the contents of the freezer, and you should see an opening in the back of the freezer compartment and about four screws that hold the back panel in place, if you remove these screws the back panel should come out exposing the fan, coils and defrost element. if this fan can be spun with your finger then plug in the unit, hold in the light button and the fan should run. You should also see if the coils are iced over. This may indicate the unit does not defrost properly. If the evaporator fan does not run, this would account for why the lower frig does not stay cool. you can remove the fan and check it with a meter to see if it is good. There are other parts in this compartment that keep the fan from running while the defrost cycle is in place so if you remove the fan and it checks out as OK then the button that controls the light is prob. OK if the light goes on and off as you depress the button and release.
Beyond these simple tests you should contact a repair person, depending on the age of the refrigerator, there are several other possibilities.
Possibility 5: If nothing is helpful, cutting on and off the refrigerator may resolve the issue.
I suppose, there can't be any more solution for this. I suggest you to post more details here after so that you get the most apt solution.
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
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If the evaporator fan is not running. The fan itself could be faulty or the door operated light/fan switch could be faulty.
If the evaporator fan is running. The fridge is not defrosting and ice has built up on the evaporator and the air is not circulating properly into the fridge compartment. The fan circulates cold air into the fridge and back through the fridge control which is normally just an adjustable flap which allows more or less cold into the fridge depending on the setting. If the fridge is not defrosting, the defrost timer could be faulty or heater element could be blown.
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