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The ice maker doesn't work, the fridge compartment is warm and the door seal is hot

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  • elfrosto Jul 29, 2008

    ok the freezer works fine apart from the ice maker doesn't work, the fridge is warm and the motor runs constantly until the door is opened then it stops until the door is closed again then it starts running again, the door seal is very warm, i have had several reports that whirlpool appliances are fraught with problems, we originally called the repair engineer out while it was under warranty, he said he neede parts but never returned meanwhile the warranty ran out but whirlpool don't want to know.

    please help

    regards elfrosto

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The freezer compartment works fine but the fridge motor is running constantly

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Sounds as if your compressor cooling motor is out.....check it in the back on the bottom.....remove the cardboard cover and see if the fan is running...if its not and it is real hot in the compartment the fan will most likely have to be replaced

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