Question about Westinghouse Refrigerators
If it is kicking the circuit breaker out in defrost mode, then the defrost timer is faulty. It would be best to just replace the timer instead of checking the wiring schematic. Look at www.partstoday.com for helpful illustrations on parts and identifying pictures.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
the thermostat has broken down and needs to be replaced,, normaly when they brake down they just stay in the closed poshion so the fridge freezes up get a new one fitted and all will be well
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for you fast response, very helpful. I thought this may be the problem but wasnt sure. Are the thermostats easy to replace? Could I DIY, How?"
I would recommend an appliance service company for this type of work!
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks, was hoping it would be easy. I will try to chase up a service company"
This is a bad design flaw, the fridhe is cooled by fan forced air from the freazer. Two ducts vent into and out of the fridge fron the freezer and ice can block them up (which you can find if you take off all the plastic at the top and back of the fridge).
Hence, when they block up, the frindge does not cool, hence the thermostat tells the fridge to keep running which makes the freezer colder and colder, making the blockage worse.
You need to not only fully defrost the freezer (which can be done quicker by removing the plastic panel in the back of the freezer and using a hairdryer) BUT also fully dry the fridge before turning it back on.
To stop it happening again, avoid puting unvovered liquids or hot items in the fridge. Also avoid leaving the fridge and freezer doors open for long especially in humid conditions. As I said, it's a bad design.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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