Refrigerator has started turning off on weekends for no reason
We have a Whirlpool Gold refrigerator in our office - it was donated nearly new about a year ago. For the last few weeks, we have come in Monday mornings and found it off. The lights are still on, but the freezer and fridge are no longer cooling. The setting is correct. The people who clean said they do not do anything, and since all the lights work on Monday morning (and on weekends for the cleaning people) we don't think the landlord has powered down the building for the weekend (there are stores downstairs also).
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Does it start cooling soon after the office is opened? It is possible that it is in a defrost cycle right at the time that you open the office. Frost free refrigerators are control by a defrost timer which may be starting defrost soon before the office is opened. Defrost time is 18-22 minutes. Or the thermostat could be sticking in the open position while there is little or no door traffic. When you open the office and check its operation it could be what is restarting the system operation. If this is the case replace the thermostat.
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We have the same issue with our side by side with the freezer on the bottom model. Tech with A&E came out yesterday for same issue and of course it stopped while he was here. It is 2 years old and the problem began about 8 weeks ago. It tends to begin in the evening so I have been thinking that the incoming power current may have something to do with it. Tech claims that this is a common problem with the new Whirlpool Gold refrigerator's as well as all the ice build up inside at the rear and around the ice maker. Our's has been worked on 4 times in 2 years now and the problems continue. There is another family in the within 5 miles of our home that has the same model and far worse problems according to the tech. He visits their home every 3 to 4 months and has since purchase. My suggestion would be to contact the Corporate or National office of Whirlpool and file a complaint with them. Once again the tech told me that the Texas headquarters in my home state are fully aware of these existing issue's and have been unsuccessful in lobbying the National Whirlpool office to issue any recalls. They apparently only issue recalls when there is a problem that could jeopardize a customers life which is understandable, but they should also be receptive to and responsible to their customers who put their faith in Whirlpools reputation. All you Maytag and Sears Kenmore customers should be concerned as well as Whirlpool manufactures and private labels their products for them also.Thank You fixya for this forum!
for no frost type;cleaning of freezer cub underneat is a must...cloggged drain outlet buildup thick frost on your freezer cub..
.ie..for frost type;you must set your thermostat setting to normal,replace it with new one
This may not be the problem now but by the sound of the malfunctioning unit, it could be in the future. The start device on some models of refridgerator for maytag and whirlpool have been recalled. If your appliance was manufactured in the last 5-10 years you may be having an issue with this component. Mine recently caught on fire at this device that is located near the compressor. If you would like to be a part of the petition for a recall on this appliance contact me at [email protected]
If the refrigerator is working fine the banging noise you hear is the isulation inside the refrigeratior walls that exand and cotract with the change of temperatures. you don t have to worried about it.
Same as others. Whirlpool Gold side-by-side. Water was running yesterday but minimal ice. Now that's gone and I don't even hear the water. Turned on/off the infrared sensor. Still get drinking water, just no ice in the bin. There's a couple cubes in the maker itself when I open the door (which I've closed completely). Help?