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How do i remove the base plate from my whirlpool french door refrigerator?

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Check the fan blade on the fan in the freezer. It could be an object or ice, frost, anything. If this is an Amana Whirlpool, definitely check to see if the fan blade is no longer tight on the motor shaft and has moved forward and hitting the guard in front of it. ( yes, amana whirlpool )

Posted on May 12, 2009


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Remove the top hinge cover , covering the top freezer door hinge , and unplug the visible receptical . This removes power to the dispensor and dorr . Using a butter knife between the grill and the dispensor bottom cover , push down and inward , prying the cover outward . Do this on both sides , about 1 " from each side . This pops the plastic clips off . Raise the cover to release from the upper plastic retainers . Disconnect the plug from the cover and its removed . Do this carefully , because your working with plastic . To reinstall , reconnect the plug to the dispensor cover , slide the top in place and pop the lower tabs back into place . Reinstall the top hinge plug and cover .

Posted on Aug 30, 2009



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SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool Gold refrigerator w/french

you might be able to get a little room
look at the bottom hinge of the door
the one you want to lower
you should see a few spacers between
the bootm of the door and the top of the hinge
as well as being able to lower the hinge pin by screwing it down

Posted on Oct 11, 2009



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SOURCE: 2009 french door refrigerator whirlpool gold water

It appears your dispenser mico switch has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.

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