Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
It's either the compressor start relay/ overload, or the compressor itself. If the fan wasn't running, the compressor would have got very hot and potentially damaged it. Sometimes you can tell if it's just the relay by taking it off and shaking it. If you can hear peices rattling around, it's a bad relay. If not you'll need to check the compressor. When you take the relay off, you'll see 3 pins. Use an ohm meter to make 3 readings. One will check the start winding, one the run winding and the third will check both. All 3 should be between 3 and 13 ohms. If any read infinite you've got a bad compressor. Then check each of the 3 pins to ground. If you read anything other than infinite you've got a bad compressor. Even if the readings are ok, you could still have a locked up compressor. You'll have to put on a new relay and if it still won't run you'll need a new compressor.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
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