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FIXED WRF736SDAM11 Water Dispenser stopped working, Burning smell of Circuits.

D1g1talC0wb0y

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Location
Texas
Model Number
WRF736SDAM11
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
Was doing a long draw of water on my fridge after replacing the filters in my reverse osmosis with a pump( ran water through the filters before hooking it up to the fridge to cleanse the filters) i do not use the built in water filter for this fridge.

while i was doing the long draw of water to flush some things out more on the fridge the water just stop dispensing. after that i smelled burning electronic circuit boards. i opened up the fridge and could smell it stronger in the fridge itself. i checked the water inlet valve and that hums when i push down the water dispenser. also checked the circuit boards in the back of the fridge( there are 2 there) and no signs of scorching and no signs of any strong smell. i would imagine it has to do with something in the door or a circuit board in the fridge elsewhere. where should i be looking and has anyone else experiences this. pretty sure since it's 3 years old this is probably not covered under whirlpool warranty.

good resource to breakdown the fridge would be great if anyone knows of one.

model# WRF736SDAM11

Thanks in advance
 

D1g1talC0wb0y

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I have not tested the icemaker yet as its still full of ice from before the issues. i will be doing that today and providing an update.
 

Jake

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Hi,

Here's the parts diagram for your model: Whirlpool Refrigerator WRF736SDAM11 Repair Parts

This is a very rare problem you are having, I have not run into one that did this before, but I'd check the dispenser control board for burnt spots on it.

Jake
 

Jake

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Ok, Sounds good, keep us posted.

Jake
 

Jake

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Excellent, glad to hear that.:)

Thanks for the update! That will help others too!

Jake
 
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