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Whirlpool ED5CHQXVT01 refrigerator stopped working…not cooling

Papo

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Location
Florida
Model Number
ED5CHQXVT01
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
Our Whirlpool ED5CHQXVT01 refrigerator stopped working…not cooling. When I checked, the compressor was hot, and the condenser fan motor was not turning. I let it cool down for about 24 hours and when I plugged it back in, the compressor would start to engage but then turn off in about three seconds, also, the condenser fan motor was not turning. I ordered the fan motor and, after resetting the unit, I replaced the fan motor.

This time, the fan rotor would run, but compressor would still engage but turn off withing a few seconds. I then replaced the start device and the run capacitor but got the same result...compressor would start but turn off quickly. Note that I know for a fact the start device and the run capacitor are getting current. What else can I do, besides replacing the compressor?
 

Jake

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The problem is the compressor.

Here's your parts diagram:
#28 is the compressor.

Compressor/sealed system work is not a repair a normal consumer can do. Doing compressor/sealed system work is very unique craft that you need to be trained in with lots of hands on experience.

Doing sealed system work requires you to have a turbo torch, acetylene for the torch, knowledge of how to use and weld with a turbo torch, also having a vacuum pump, and the proper amount of R-134a to use, changing the Filter Drier as well, solder, flux, silfloss, sandpaper, etc.

You need to be a certified Type 1 40 CFR part 82, subpart F. AHAM-NARDA Refrigerant Tech. to change Compressors or do any sealed system work involving Freon(Refrigerant Gas). I got certified on 11-17-1994 when i worked for Montgomery Ward Service Dept.

Jake
 

Papo

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Economically wise, would it'll be better if I purchase all parts before calling for a technician? As opposed to calling a technician and letting them perform the troubleshooting and order parts as needed.
 

Jake

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Economically wise, would it'll be better if I purchase all parts before calling for a technician?
No, most techs don't prefer you do that, that before they come out.

Jake
 
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