I have 4 year old Whirlpool Model GD5SHAXNS with no lights (upper or lower) it isn't the door switch. I determined it to be wiring problem inside the walls of unit and inaccessible. A Whirlpool tech confirmed this as well and deemed in unrepairable. Whirlpool has been no help in coming to a resolution which given this product flaw means replacement is the only alternative. Any other ideas?
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Re: No lights in Refrigerator!
If the light is the only problem...and it does not affect the rest of the refrigerator...and all you want is to have light...and not pay a large price to repair it...you can purchase a couple of the battery powered stick up lights...that are motion sensor type and you have light that does not have to be switched on...and the batteries will last a substantial time due to being on only during the time the door is open..or you can get the cheaper switch type. Having been an appliance repair tech I know that the repair cost would be exhorbitant and not really practical.
Thank you....if this helped...please rate me...Thanks...The Fang
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That will take a few test to determine which is the most likely. Most times it is a loose connection in wiring harness as it goes from cabinet to door or the freezer light switch is defective. When you open door to freezer all of the fountain and ice maker power is disconnected for safety reasons. If the switch is defective when door is shut then these are acting as a lockout. But you just said ice maker works so we are back to a bad connection or the LV (Low Voltage)board itself. This will take someone with a multi meter and follow through with me and wiring from the tech. sheet. I will try to make a wiring diagram for you to follow here. Thanks, Sea Breeze
I'm no expert, and I am myself trying to figure out my ice-maker issue (no ice) but I think it might also depend on your model and how old it is. Mine is 4-5 years old so here's how it is in mine:
If the icemaker cover lifts bottom-up, (and hits the light switch on the top) ... then there are 2 slots into which the cover's center area mini-protrusions (for lack of a better word) are fitted. It's a shift to release mechanism (the release is to push the holders away from the protrusions).
I had a Whirlpool Model GD5SHAXNS in which the icemaker quit working about the same time (3 years old). I had water out the dispenser, I found that it was the icemaker itself failed not calling for water to fill it. I replaced it with a icemaker on-line for about $100 and problem fixed. I have been told his is a common problem with the icemaker in this model ref.
I replaced a circuit board that is in the white box at the lower left rear of the fridge. You will need to remove the cardboard cover, then there is two screws to loosen the box. The circuit board is inside. There is a white tab that sticks up push it sideways and it will pop right out. Put the plugs in the new board and pop it back in and put everything back together. Be sure the wires are routed so they do not contact the compressor.
If you want to test it first get a voltmeter one probe to CN1, the white wire, and the other to CN2, yellow wire with red stripe, there should be 120 volts. If not, or when the door is open it drops replace the board.
I did not have a voltmeter but it seems everybody that had a problem the fridge was 4 to 5 years old. So I bit the bullet, around $90.00, and replaced it and it works!
You said, you got this whirlpool double door refrigerator for 4 years.
about 1.5k. the second year, right after warranty, the main brain is
down-the light panel in the refrigerator is off. whirlpool tech told me
to replace it will cost me 500, so you decide not to do it. Now you
bad frosting issue for 6 month. Inside the Refrigerator, the water keep
on dripping on side wall and glass drawer ceiling. In the freezer,
frosting all over each drawer, and the bottom drawer has too many
frosting and ice that i can hardly close the door. Last night, the
refrigerator section just don't get cold anymore, it shuts up by itself.
Help!! It is an very expensive refrigerator and ONLY 4 years old .
First,I think you need to have a new tech.
It sounds like you have either an air leak allowing out side air in and this causes the icing.
Or you may need some freon (coolant gas) .
If your freon pressure is low it can ice up.
Did that tech that was there check for a freon leak and also check the pressure of the freon in the lines???
You need to call a different tech and let him see what's happening.
Some company that is reliable!
Let me know what they do for you. God bless, Huuum please remember to leave a rating.