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Whirlpool afg8060 8.2 cuft tall freezer 8.2 cf

Temperature factory set at -18 but can't stop it changing intermittently to anything up to -24 making a terrible clicking noise sometimes slow and sometimes very fast.

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  • Dominey246 Jan 22, 2008

    We have a Whirlpool AFG8060 bought in September 2005. The temperature light flashes producing a clicking sound of different speeds and the temperature display shows anything between -18 and -24. Nothing seems to stop this from happening.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    AFG 8060 Temperature display flashing, clicking sometimes fast sometime slow other time's OK no ryme or reason. 3 years old .

  • csparkes Nov 01, 2008

    Same problem here. Constant clicking and changing of temperature and then goes quiet for a while. Anyone had a fix yet?

  • Bowzz Nov 03, 2008

    I have same problem, clicking noise that will not stop. I have tried to defrost and that helped last year, same thing has happened again. But this time temperature dropped until freezer defrosted. Freezer about 3 years old. I phoned customer service, found them unhelpful and quite surly. Said it would cost me £85 for call out plus extra for part and labour or £249 for warranty!

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    i think my model is AFG 8131 clicks all the time now. Freezes OK but wont retain temp, temp goes to -24 and keeps clicking. I have had to switch off completely.

  • andloitalian Dec 16, 2008

    I have a Whirlpool AFG7060 where the temperature varies betwen -16 and -24. This is accompanied with flashing of the temperature readout on the front panel and a clicking sound of various speeds.

  • jimmartin858 Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem with my Whirlpool AFG8060, it started when only a few months old, turned freezer off for a few hours then was ok for about 8 months but now started again but worse, now constantly clicking and changing temperature. Obviously a fault with the components so you would think Whirlpool should replace for free. My Freezer is now about 13 months old, I should have got sorted whilst still under 12 months warranty.

  • omarfoster Jan 04, 2009

    I Have the same problem freezer been working fine for the last 14 months but now has started making this clicking noise any ideas what it is

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    my AFG8060 freezer does the same. having read other posts it seems a common fault with the front pcb whirlpool use. mine is only 2 yrs old. im not an engineer but it was easy for me to take the door off and remove the facia and take out the pcb to inspect. i then found qer_ltd on ebay who undertake to repair the board with a 12 month guarantee for just a tad below £50. now thats better than £120 part + £80 enginers time to fix ive been quoted. i was going to scrap the freezer and buy a different make. i havent recieved the repair back yet but have every confidence it will work - search ebay for a seller called qer_ltd - hope this helps

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    AFG 8131 had same porblem with clicking and now has burned out control panel. This freezer is less than 18 months old and will cost £185 +VAT for part and at least £150 pounds for labour. Whirlpool unhelpful with any discount!

    Peg from Glasgow

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem, started clicking at about 22 months old, (a bit better than most of you!?) Termperature readout figure dancing all over the place, then last week (20/4/09) total shut down and gradual defrost. I,ve solved the problem and bought a Bosch replacement. This is a shame as the Whirlpool was a good looking freezer with some nice touches, however there are clearly some issues with the quality/reliability of the main control board. I still have the AFG 8060 and may give the ebay contact/fixer a go, as this is the only sane/economic way to retain it. Its a pity Whirlpool don,t offer this service, it might save some of their market place
    credibility, especially as some many models seem to be affected.

    Posted by a guest 27/4/09

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Can anyone confirm the ebay ID of the control board fixer qer-ltd as listed above, I cannot seem to raise this option on ebay, maybe its me! Failing this, has anyone come across anyone else who can fix one of these boards to a standard that might outlast a few months.

    posted by minzapint 27/4/09



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The solution is to buy the cheapest manual freezer thermostat you can and bypass the electronic (****) control panel. Any competent local fridge repair or electrician can do this for £35 or do it your self! Whirlpool are a rubbish make in my opinion, compounded by the total rip[ off charge of £180 to replace a control panel that they have always known was defective. The switching part that fails is a couple of pounds its the time it takes to replace that costs. Whirlpool should be made to replace these free of charge. Report this to Trading Standards if enough of us do they have to act.

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