ED5KVEXVB05 Whirlpool refrigerator not cooling

jouard

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ED5KVEXVB05
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Age
6-10 years
fans work blow warm air. changed relay to 3 n' 1. test thermostat for continuity - its ok. test compressor for readings across pins and short - all tested fine. someone suggested defrost control board but sounds counter intuitive as its not cooling to defrost. any suggestion or direction would be appreciated. thanks
 

Jake

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Hi,

Is the compressor running and not cooling? Put your hand on the top of the compressor to feel if its hot and vibrating.

Jake
 

jouard

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Hi,

Is the compressor running and not cooling? Put your hand on the top of the compressor to feel if its hot and vibrating.

Jake
Jake, just plugged the frig. the compressor is vibrating, smooth hum.
 

Jake

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Ok,

Leave it plugged in for a couple of hours, then look at your evaporator coil in the freezer to see what your frost pattern is.

If the compressor is running and there is no frost on the evaporator coils then you have a sealed system problem.

The sealed system consists of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, heat exchanger, filter/drier and refrigerant. Common problems with a sealed system are bad compressors, refrigerant leaks, and system restrictions. Sealed system repair costs will often exceed the machines value.

Jake
 
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