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Whirlpool side by side not cooling

This box is less than 6 yrs old and about a week ago the coils would just freeze up with ice after thawing it it would work fine for a day or 2 and same problem again. I turned the refridge on it's side to get ez access to clean the coils of dust and dirt and now it dosen't cool at all, the fans and compressor are running but still not getting cold not even a little bit. I tested the temp controlls with a meter and it test good. what might be wrong? Thanks Gene

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  • nogojoe Aug 31, 2007

    ok I will give it a try and in a few days see what happens. Any Idea about how much this will cost to repair? Whirlpool is now a cesspool and junk. man what happened to the good ol' days.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    My side by side whirpool start to do some noise at the top/front, days

    after, started to defrost or stop cooling them return to be cold, them stop again.

    We cleaned, and started to cool , but after 48 hours stop cooling.

    The refrigerator is 4 1/2 years old.

    What we can do?

  • sadmommy Sep 23, 2008

    Yes. Neither fridge or freezer will cool. There is intermittent noise that sounds like the icemaker trying to fill. My unit is only 5.5 years old.

  • thunderally Feb 22, 2009

    the refrigerator and freezer settings are at midpoint (4). It works well at these settings but lately i noticed it's not cooling any more. the other night i noticed that water was dripping on the outside from the ice dispenser machine, probably the ice in the storage bin melting. i also noticed that the control settings button were popped out probably by accident. the digital numbers don't show a complete number (one digital line would be missing). i tried turning it off and on again but still no sound from the motor. i opened the bottom grill and cleaned the underneath of the unit, still wouldn't turn on. what other things could i try?

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  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    refrigeratro is not cooling.



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Your refrigerator had a defrost problem but now after you laid it down it sounds like you gave it a oil restriction when you laid it down there is oil in the compreesor it left the compressor and made its way into the evaporator in whice it has clogged the strianer dryer you will now need system work you could try to unplug it for a few days and then replug it in it might start to get cold if it does then you will have to checkk the defrost system it will either be a defrost timer ot heater ot defrost limiter or defrost fan good luck

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Refrigerant is leaked out and it needs refilling of the refrigerant and servicing and first you must find out which part of the unit exactly the refrigerant is leaking and then rectify it and flush out all the moisture and dirt from the system and gas charge the same again with recommended refrigerant and change the drier of the unit to avoid partial ice formation.

As you mention that the compressor and relay thermostat are functioning there is no need to touch them.

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