Compressor of the fridge is running nonstop, temp in fridge. Compartment is 58 F ,in freezer compartment is -18 F; can you please help diagnose the problem.
Right above the crisper drawer there is a vent on the left wall between refrigerator and freezer. You will want to make sure that the vent is not clogged with ice. If it is you will need to clear the ice. The best way to clear without damaging the Styrofoam insulation is to use hot water. Once clear check to make sure that there is air flow through the upper vent.
How to remove front panel to lower tray that holds defrost timer.
To access the defrost timer, when you open the refrigerator door and look at the control panel, the cover on the control panel you will use a flat blade screw driver from the right hand side to start popping loose. Once it pops loose you will be able to remove the rest. Once off there are 2 screws behind the plate you just removed and two screws at the back of the control panel. This will allow control panel to drop down and there will be two screws on the bottom of the panel to release the timer.
Periodically the refrigerator gets warm and ice builds up on the back of freezer (inside). If I unplug the refrigerator for a couple days, it starts working again for about a week or two then freezes up again.
Answer Hello Mike,
This issue would be caused by a faulty defrost circuit. You will want to pull the rear wall in the freezer compartment and test the defrost thermostat W10225581 and the defrost heater 2323198 for continuity. If one does not have continuity then replace the faulty part. If both check ok then you would need to replace the defrost controller 4388932. The defrost thermostat would need to be checked while sitting in ice. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Hi guys I have a refrigerator the one the vent for the ref. get clog with ice. So what do you think is wrong?
Answer Hello Lorenzo. If the unit is not defrosting, 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
Can you tell me where the timer is located?
Answer Hello Lorenzo. This model does not use a timer, it is made into the control board 8201527 on the unit.
Hi guys I hope you can help me. My fridge runs, but the compressor is not also the motor condenser is not working. What you guys think are wrong? I hope you guys can help me.
Answer Hello Lorenzo. Turn the defrost timer and see if the unit starts to run. If so, the timer 4388932 is bad and will need to be replaced. If not, you need to check and see if the temperature control is bad on the unit and needs to be replaced.
The model number is for a defrost timer for my whirlpool refrigerator. It appears to be more than just a defrost timer as it has more than 4 prongs - is there a way to test this part to see if it has gone bad?
Answer Hello Dean. The best way to test if you are having a defrost issue is to test the heater and the defrost thermostat and see if they are good. If so, replace the timer 4388932. You can test for power coming to the timer, but without a model number we cant check the wiring diagram for this. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html