June 24th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Whirlpool does not kick in
More than 10 years
I have a whirl pool that starts and stop now and then. When I hit the controls with my hand it kicks in for a while. is the the thermostat cold control? How can this be tested?
June 24th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Yes, your cold control thermostat contacts are likely worn out, thats why when you hit it with your hand it comes on.
Putting the sensor wire in a cup of ice water and waiting 5-10 minutes, then ohm test it, it should be open contacts(No Continuity-meter would NOT move/change numbers), then remove the sensor wire from the ice water and waiting about 5-10 minutes it should be closed contacts(Continuity-meter moves/changes numbers to 0).
All ohm testing is to be done with no power to the refrigerator and the wires removed from the cold control thermostat.
Here's the cold control thermostat for your model:
Manufacturer part number 1123394 is RepairClinic item number 2505
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