- 1-5 years
Hey guys, got one that's stumped me. I have a Whirlpool Gold Series Side by Side, Bottom freezer unit. Problem was it stopped making ice and began not to cool. Fridge first then the freezer. SOOOO, me and YouTube deduced that it was most likely the Inverter. Soooo, I replace the Inverter at a cost of $250.00 or so. I just installed the New Inverter and the Fridge and freezer are working well. However, the compressor is EXTREAMLY HOT to touch. Like touch, count to 10 and go put burn cream on. HOT. No ice has been mad yet. Before I Installed the New Inverter, when it was plugged in in sounded like the compressor was running at half speed but always tried to start. With the New Inverter installed the compressor now sounds like its running at full speed. QUESTION: Is this normal start up HEAT or is the a fried compressor ??? I am very wary of putting unit back together and the compressor starting a fire !!!