Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
SOURCE: clicking noise-GSH22JFR/SH200106
Fluk, based on my experience with these refrigerators, I'd bet you the Mother Board has failed. That's where the clicking is coming from. To verify this, pull the refrigerator out away from the wall then remove the aluminum panel back there (there are 4 screws holding it in place). This will expose the mother board. You won't have to use any more tools to diagnose it... you'll hear the clicking sound coming from this board.
Your 5 yr. warranty information only applies to the sealed system components; compressor, condenser, evaporator and freon. The board isn't covered, I'm sorry to say. You can try calling GE at 1-800-GE-CARES (1-800-432-2737) and explain to them that your board has failed, but I doubt you'd get very far. (They will probably try to talk you into having a GE repair company come out and do the repair, though. <-- at a cost of about $275.00.)
You can repair this for the cost of the part... about $120.00. The part number you'll need is WR55X10552 and can be obtained from your local appliance parts store (like Sears) or purchased online. There is an instruction sheet that comes with the replacement part... read it carefully. This is a very easy repair, it can be done in about 20 minutes. Remember... If you repair it yourself, UNPLUG YOUR FRIDGE BEFORE YOU BEGIN!!!
*TIP---> After you have the repair completed, plug your fridge into a quality surge protector, like this one or something similar.
Posted on Oct 14, 2007
SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool refrigerator
When you replace the heating elements did you see burn marks on the wire connecting to elements? I had the same problem and until the wire conections were cleaned replaced tightly it did as your symptoms. Let me know and I will help you through this.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
A refrig cannot pull 40 amps in defrost , unless there is a direct short in the defrost system ( timer , heater , bimetal ) . I would use an extention cord ( for test purposes only ) , and try a different plug . Sounds like the circuit breaker is weak . In defrost , the MOST you should get , is 6 amps . This will not throw a 40 amp breaker . If you have an amp meter , remove the back refrig panel behind the refrig , and connect to one of the power cord lines (just not the green ground ) , turn into defrost and check the amps . This will tell you if short is in refrig , or weak breaker .
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Could run as high as $800, material and labor. Tech providing service must have manufacturer OK if he is not a factory authorized rep. Since Haier is Canadian, that could be hard to find in the US. Tech must also be EPA certified to handle refrigerant. If you are not CERTAIN it is the compressor, also check the start relay/overload and capacitor. Same symptom but cheaper, easier fix.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
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When you are
experiencing ice build up in your refrigerator and a part of the refrigerator
is not getting cold, either the fridge or freezer compartment. Then it means
there is a problem with a part in the unit.
three areas if frost and ice are forming in your freezer and your fridge is not
cold enough, test Defrost Timer, Defrost Heater and the defrost thermostat when
you detect where the problem is from, replace it.
Before you begin to test your defrost thermostat, defrost heater and defrost timer, make sure you disconnect the appliance's power supply.
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