Does it bother if a whirlpool refrigerator is delivered laying down. I would really like to know. This does not apply to me. Thank You, Steve
Answer Steve, Yes, transporting a refrigerator laying down, can affect the refrigerator . Basically, laying the refrigerator down, allows the oil in the compressor, and the liquid refrigerant to migrate up and into the system and can create a restriction that causes the refrigerator to not cool.
An old rule of thumb is to leave the refrigerator upright for as long as the refrigerator was laid down, or longer, before you apply power to the machine. This will allow the chemicals and oil to migrate back into the compressor, and reduce the possibility of a restriction.
Refrigerator stopped being cold and foods started thawing out in freezer. I was told the compressor is out and the fan motor is starting to go out. I don't doubt it, the frig is original and the house was built in 1977. Are these parts still available today?
Not sure which fan you are needing but we are not showing either of the fans or compressor as being discontinued at this time. If you click on the part number listed it will show you the availability of the part. The evaporator for your unit is part number 482731, the condenser fan motor is part number 833697 and the compressor part number is W10439638.