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Whirlpool side by side

DCironman

Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
Messages
1
Location
21236
Model Number
ED25TQXEN00
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
every so often, the refrigerator unit shuts off and does not come back on. Both sides thaw out. To start the compressor I needed to turn the control thermostat up or even sometimes down for it to start. Sometimes nothing works and I need to wait awhile and try again until it does turn on. The back and under the unit is clean, condensor fan works. Is this a control problem?
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
111,197
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi,

Its a sticking cold control thermostat.

You will need to replace it. Seen this many times.

Unplug your refrigerator first before installing the new one.

Here's the cold control thermostat for your model you can order:
Manufacturer Number 2198202



Your cold control thermostat is #9 here in this diagram:


Pull the #26 & #27 knobs off first.
#25 trim just un-snaps
Don't worry you won't break it. Get a flathead screwdriver and just pry at a corner then it all will un-snap, and the screws are in front and underneath it.

Remove the 2 #3 screws in front and 2 underneath it.

Jake
 
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