Whirlpool Fridge / Freezer - Not Cooling

dhilton2001

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Joined
May 25, 2011
Messages
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Location
United States
Model Number
ET21UMXGN00
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
I'll try and explain this the best I can.

Over the past week I've noticed water building up on the shelves of the fridge and leaking out of the drip tray. The cooling was still fine at that time.

I moved the unit to another location, and now it isn't cooling as it should. The fridge and freezer get cold, but not as cold as they should.
Last night I noticed that the area between the fridge and freezer was HOT.
I cleaned the coils, and then removed the back panel. At that time I noticed that the compressor was very hot and the nut holding the fan blade was very loose. I took out the fan, cleaned it, reinstalled and made sure it would spin freely. I checked all of the relay connections, etc. to make sure no connections were loose.

The fan in the back of the freezer runs non-stop, but nothing is freezing. Also, something is running (motor I assume), but the compressor isn't kicking on, and the compressor fan isn't running either.

I do not have a multi-meter to check OHM output, etc. I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction (parts, etc.).

Thank you.
 

Jake

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Ok, you will need to unplug your refrigerator, then remove the overload and relay thats on the side of your compressor. They just pull off.

Then with your ohm meter ohm both for continuity. Both should read 0-1 ohm.

Take the wires off both first, write down on paper where the wires go before removing the wires.:)

Here's the overload/relay for your model you can order here if needed:
Manufacturer part number 4387913 is RepairClinic item number 586521


The white one is the overload, brown is the relay.

Jake
 
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