I have a Whirlpool refrigerator (ED25TEXHW00) that seems to have an
issue with maintaining a cool temperature. I can turn the dial on the
inside all the way to off and set it to a 3-4 value again and then the
motor kicks in and the fridge gets cold in a little while. When it
is cooling, it does not seem to have issues getting to a cold
temperature. The motor does kick on and off from time to time like it
should once it is cold, but at some point the motor turns off and does
not kick in again resulting in the inside gaining temperature again.
Is this something that can be fixed/replaced fairly easily? Also, are
the parts available in a Home Depot/Lowe's kind of store or do you
need to go to a dealer of some sort.
Any help is appreciated.
On Aug 28, 9:45 am, email@example.com wrote:
Most likely... dirty condenser, or sitting in a spot that limits air
flow across the condenser. check bottom of refrig for a folded up
condenser and fan, looks like a crushed bird cage.... vacuum it out
it its in the back of the frig do the same. could also be a bad fan
on top of that.
these need cleaning once a year.. 5 years and they are toast.
it this is not the problem its any of the following,,,, bad
thermostat, refrigerant leak, compressor worn out.
stat is the only worthwhile item to fix... do it yourself, a service
call will be more than the thing is worth most likely
re-reading your post...its a stat, but clean the condenser
On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:45:55 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On any Whirlpool side by side cooling call the first thing I would
check is that the port between the freezer and the fridge side isn't
iced up. This is the little set of louvers on the wall above the top
shelf. There should be air blowing out of there when the freezer fan
You can unplug it for a day and leave the doors open or you can take
the shelves out of the freezer and remove the back inside cover. Melt
the ice out of there with a hair dryer.
In the future,m be sure you don't block those louvers from the fridge
side. A tall box right against it will ice it up in a day or two.
If it is the cold control, they are not too dificult for me to replace. But,
then, I've got family who can fix anything, and I've employed by a couple
guys who had jobs for me that required a lot of repairs and electrical.
HD has an appliance parts hotline. I've never called them, as I get mine
wholesale from a bigger parts house.
Is it a H.O. job? I dunno. It is, if you're mechanically and electrically
Just be sure it's really the cold control that's the problem.
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