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Hi where is the whirlpool Fridge model gr9fhmxps00 defrost thermostat located?

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I assume you are talking about the defrost termination thermostat. You would find that above the evaporator inside the freezer.

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I have whirlpool refrigrator top freezer, model w10142155a. problem is that its both fan does not work, the fan with compresor and the fan on freezer both are still...!! we tryied much to rotate the fans...


If both of your fans and the compressor is not running you are having one of two problems.

1st and most usual problem is faulty defrost timer. To check this you must find where your defrost timer is located (usually this is mounted in the fridge section on the celing near the thermostat) Take a flat head screwdriver and turn the timer untill the fridge comes on. If you turn it and it clicks and the fridge comes on you should replace the defrost timer.

2nd you may have a faulty thermostat. To check this you need to locate the thermostat in your fridge (this is the one that supplies power to all the components) find where the two wires connect in to it. Disconnect power and disconnect thoes two wire. With a ohm meter or a multi meter your need to read continuity across the two spades on the thermostat at the same time turn the knob on the thermostat untill you hear an audiable beep from the meter or you read resistance across the two spades.

From what you have stated above I believe your problem is going to be a faulty defrost timer.

Sep 01, 2011 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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The freezer retains frost and obstructes the fan.


Defrost cycling is poor.
Locating the defrost timer hiddenbehind the back bottom corners of the fridge at the bottom, in some units it's located in the ceiling of the fresh food section,and some behind the cold control cover. Once you locate the defrost timer,slowly turn the screw like wheel in the middle of the defrost timer with astraight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. You are now in defrost. If thedefrost heater(s) comes on now, replace the defrost timer and defrostthermostat. If the heater(s) does not come on, you can ohm test the defrostheater for continuity or volt test for 120 volts to the heater(s). If you haveno power to the defrost heater(s) you can also bypass the defrost thermostat tosee if the defrost heater will come on, join the 2 wires together to bypass thedefrost thermostat. If the heater now comes on, replace the defrost timer anddefrost thermostat. If the heater itself is bad, defrost the fridge with a hairdryer, replace the defrost heater* and defrost thermostat. If the defrost timerseems "hot" to the touch or is noisy ( like a ticking or screechingnoise )...replace it. Once defrost cycling is cleared, you will get better cooling in fridge compartment also. Thanks.

Jan 31, 2011 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Hi,my fridge is not defrosting.what could be the problem?


First, you have locate the defrost timer which may hidden behind corners of the fridge at the back bottom, in some models located in the ceiling of the fresh foodsection or behind the cold control cover. Once you locate the defrosttimer, slowly turn the screw like wheel in the middle of the defrost timer witha straight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. Now it's in defrost. Ifthe defrost heater(s) starts, replace the defrost timer and defrostthermostat. If the heater(s) does not start, unplug wire cord to check ohm test for continuity of heater. If continuity is there, plug cord wire which gives power 120volts (check specification) to heater. If heater no starts, bypass defrost thermostat by join the 2 wires in thedefrost thermostat. If the heater now comes on, replace the defrost timer anddefrost thermostat. If the heater itself is bad, replace it. Thanks and hope helpful.

Jan 28, 2011 | Wagan ThermoElectric FridgeWarmer

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Whirlpool Mod ET18LKXHWo o Fridge not freezing,


Your defrost timer located inside the control panel is bad OR the defrost thermostat located on a freezer coil is bad.
Get down low and look up at the bottom of the control panel.
You will see a small round hole. Onside the hole is the defrost timer advance knob.
Use a flat blade screwdriver and SLOWLY turh the slotted knod clockwise until the refrigerator clicks off.
Wait a few minutes then open the freezer door and listen for a sizzling sound from the freezer compartment.
If you do hear a sizzling sound that would be the defrost heater melting ice.
If you do not hear a sizzling sound,unplug the refrigerator and remove the rear freezer panel to expose the cooling coil.
Clipped to the coil will be the defrost thermostat. It will need replacing.
If you do hear the sizzling sound the defrost timer will need replacing.

Jul 20, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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I have a whirlpool Gold side by side fridge model number GS2SHGXKS01 I think. The water stopped dispensing about two weeks ago and now the refrigerator does not feel like it is getting as cold as it...


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If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won’t turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

Dec 02, 2009 | Whirlpool GD2SHGX Refrigerator

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Whirlpool gold side by side is thawing out and won't stay cold


The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won’t turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

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Hi I have a whirlpool fridge the buttom don't stay cold an


This is most likely the defrost timer or Adaptive defrost system. I will need your model number to be able to tell you what your model has. The places to locate the model numbers are in the photo be.if a Sears model the numbers will look like this for example 512.3645897
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Aug 06, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Not getting cold


Hello,

The most common fridge "not cooling" problem is a frost free failure. Remove the access panel in the freezer section to expose the evaporator coils. If the coils in the freezer section get plugged up with frost, this frost will block the evaporator fan motor from blowing the cold air around. The fan blade can also hit this frost and either become noisy or stop altogether. Locating the defrost timer can be tricky....they are often hidden behind the back bottom corners of the fridge at the bottom, in the last few years the timers have been located in the ceiling of the fresh food section, and some behind the cold control cover. Once you locate the defrost timer, slowly turn the screw like wheel in the middle of the defrost timer with a straight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. You are now in defrost. If the defrost heater(s) comes on now, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. If the heater(s) does not come on, you can ohm test the defrost heater for continuity or volt test for 120 volts to the heater(s). If you have no power to the defrost heater(s) you can also bypass the defrost thermostat to see if the defrost heater will come on, join the 2 wires together to bypass the defrost thermostat. If the heater now comes on, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. If the heater itself is bad, defrost the fridge with a hair dryer, replace the defrost heater* and defrost thermostat. If the defrost timer seems "hot" to the touch or is noisy ( like a ticking or screeching noise )...replace it.

Would also appreciate if you could provide us the model number of your fridge so that if the above solution does not resolve your issue would look into the matter specific to your type of model.

I am sure this solution would help you to resolve the issue.

God Bless

Jul 13, 2009 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Leaking Whirlpool fridge


Thanks for the question When this happens if the evaporator is all frosted up you have a derost problem could be your timer or your defrost thermostat which is located on the coils of the evaporator you can check this with a volt meter these meters are cheap you dont need a very expensive for ahout 20 dollars or the defrost timer one of the two is your problem thanks for the question The appliancedoc

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