20 Most Recent Whirlpool ET8WTKXK Top Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers

Sounds like the thermostat has failed.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 23, 2018

29"D x 30"W x 65.5" H

Whirlpool... | Answered on May 11, 2014

check for 120 volts , does the light come on when u open the frig door?

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 12, 2012

Hopefully the You-Tube clip or link below will answer your question. If not I will try, Sea Breeze

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 08, 2012

If this is happening while compressor is running normally , first check temperature of condenser coils (black tubing)while running. If hot to touch,compressor is ok.(Good news)If not hot ,it's shot,or your defrost heater stuck on.(not likely)

If compessor not coming on at all it could be a control problem.eg thermostat ,or stuck defrost timer.

If compessor wants to come on or you hear clicking ,suspect start relay or start capacitor.

hope this helps

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011


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Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 10, 2011

Here is a tip that I wrote that tells you how to figure out how big yourrefrigerator and/or your freezer is...

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 09, 2011

Its the problem with compressor,The problem is weak compressor.The refrigerant ( R12) in the compressor is got low.The compressor is weak.The compressor needs to be replaced.-------------- The working procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fridge section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located.------------ But as you mentioned that freezer not cooling this indicates problem with compressor.When compressor cools the freezer section then fridge section gets cold.If freezer section is not getting properly cold then fridge section will not cool properly/.So the problem relates to compressor.---------- In the compressor there is a refrigerant called FREON.With the help of this Freon the compressor cools the freezer section.Freon is a gaseous type cooling agent.The compressor will stop cooling when coolant gets leaked from its chamber.--------- Again recharging the Freon is possible, but the cost for that recharging is approx the cost of new compressor.So its always advisable to get compressor replaced.Because new compressor has warranty for few years.------------------ You can get required parts from from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site. --------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 08, 2011

Replacing the water filter instructions are on page 10 here=> ET8WTKXKB00 User Manual
and here is a=> ET8WTKKB00 Parts Manual If you have any other questions please ask, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011

This refrigerator has a basic wiring diagram showing power going through the defrost timer, compressor and compressor start components. Because the model number could be very close to the ET8WTKXK your model may have either a ADC, adaptive defrost control or typical 482493 Defrost Timer


Here is a Whirlpool ET8WTKXK Top Freezer Refrigerator basic wiring diagram.

sea_breeze_121.jpg In this photo you may have bad contacts inside timer part 4 in photo=> ET8WTKXKB03 Controls Ethier way I don't think it will be hard to find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011

Follow the steps mentioned below to solve the problem:
First remove the ice bin and look inside the mold of the ice maker to see if it is full of ice. If the ice sensing arm is down ( on position) and the ice maker is full of ice, there is a failure inside the ice maker and the ice maker should be replaced.
If there is no ice in the ice maker, look at the fill tube on the rear of the ice maker. If the fill tube is frozen up the ice maker can't fill.
You can defrost the fill tube with a hair dryer.
The water valve on the rear of the refrigerator supplies water to the water dispenser and the ice maker. Since the water dispenser is working, the only line that could be blocked runs up the back of the cabinet and attaches to the fill tube for the ice maker. The water valve could be bad and not sending water to the ice maker.
If the fill tube freezes again you should replace the water valve.
Hope this helps.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011

You have a problem with either the defrost system or the drain tube in your freezer it plugged. Remove the contents of your freezer and remove the freezer's back panel. If you see that the cooling coil is a block of ice, then you have a defrost problem. Typical problems with the defrost system are the heating element burning out and failing or the defrost timer failure if your refrigerator is an older model. If you see a pool of ice buildup on the bottom of the freezer section, your drain tube might be plugged. That can be fixed by using a hair dryer to melt the ice and use a turkey baster to flush the tube clear. Hope this helps you.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Nov 04, 2010


Check out these tips...they can help you figure out whats going wrong with yourrefrigerator and why it is not cooling

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010

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