Question about Whirlpool Freezers
I have a Whirlpool Conquest fridge, GS6SHAXKQ01 (8 years old). The freezer isn't working and everything is thawed. The icemaker works, but the ice is melting; the refrigerator side is working fine. A couple of days a go there was a sharp smell in the kitchen (the closest I can describe it is like a capacitor fried) - maybe that was something burning out?
Move the refrigerator to a room that is at least 50 degrees F.
Temps on most refrigerators are regulated by the fresh foods temp. If your garage is let's say 35 degrees, the fresh foods temp will most likely never raise enough to turn the refrigerator on. With the refrigerator never running, the freezer compartment will warm to 35 degrees, resulting in everything melting. Even if garage is a bit warmer, say 45, the refrig will not run long enough for the freezer to maintain a low enough temperture. If the garage temp falls to below freezing, say 20 degrees, the food in the fresh foods compartment will freeze. (outdoor beverage dispensers have internal heaters to prevent product from freezing !) Please don't rate this if not a Fix-Ya for you, as anything else lowers my score.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
I had a similar problem yesterday. I woke up and the freezer was not working anymore. It would make a buzzing noise and then it would click and shut off. I looked online for some possible solutions. Here is what I did:
I unplugged the fridge. I pulled it out and took off the cardboard backing. I used an air compressor to blow out all of the dust and dirt that had accumulated on the condenser coils. A shop-vac just wasn't powerful enough to pull out all of the dust/dirt. After that, I plugged it back in....and the same thing was happening. It would buzz, and then it would click off. I figured out that the "click" was coming from a starter relay (a small plastic piece attached to the big black compressor). I detached the plug from the relay and then detached the relay from the compressor. The relay was burned out. It turns out this is a common problem with the relay. I replaced the relay for $50 (from an appliance parts store) and put the whole thing back together in about 10 minutes.
I plugged the fridge back in and the compressor started, and now the freezer works better than other. I saved about $400 doing it myself, all in about one hour. And better yet, my wife was very impressed. Not bad for a doctor.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
May 19, 2012 | Samsung RF217ACPN 19.7 Cu. Ft. French Door...
Oct 04, 2010 | Whirlpool Freezers
Feb 22, 2010 | Whirlpool Freezers
Dec 12, 2009 | Whirlpool 19.6 cu. ft. Upright Freezer...
Sep 12, 2009 | Whirlpool Freezers
Jun 29, 2009 | Freezers
May 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Freezers
May 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Freezers
Sep 03, 2008 | Freezers
Aug 29, 2008 | Freezers
390 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!