The controls are on 7 (normally 3-4) but the appliance runs infrequent and the frig/freezer gets too warm. Thus, it seems to not know if and when to run. When it does run it is cold.
Answer Steve, When the compressor attempts to start and cool the refrigerator/freezer do you hear any clicking, humming or chattering noises ? if not then you probably don't want to start at the compressor start devices. You may have a freezer cold control C8946703 that has lost the tolerances and has an intermittent operation.
The freezer was found defrosted. The blower fan runs and every once in a while a faint click or tick can be heard.
Answer Hello Avi,
This sounds like the start relay 12555902 for the compressor has failed. Be sure to sand the compressor terminals if they appear burned.
Once before it was makeing a loud clicking so we replaced the Start Device Combination and this time it didn't work. Comp won't kick in.
Answer Hello Jeffery. If the new start device didnt fix the issue and the compressor hums and clicks, you will need to replace the compressor. It is bad on the unit.
The freezer won't freeze.
You will want to check to see if the compressor is running. If there is a buzzing noise when the compressor tries to turn on then the compressor is locked up and would need to be replaced. It is possible that the start relay has failed.
I have a whirpool side by side and the refrigerator is not cold but freezer work is working fine. Its only 2 years old
Answer Hello Karen. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I have an Amana refrigerator plugged it in and it made a pop sound. Now it does not work at all, any ideas?
Answer Hello Marshall,
This sounds like you have a bad electrical connection. Try the unit in a different outlet using an appliance extension cord. If this doesn't produce favorable results, the unit will have to be troubleshot using a test meter to locate the poor connection.