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jim45 09-19-2008 06:49 PM

whirlpool frig compressor not running
I opened the frig to find that everything was warm and the freezer was not cold.

The power was ok the lights, water despenser, ice machine motor ran, but the compressor and condenser fan was not running. I checked the thermostat and it
read 0 on VOM .

The defroster relay goes on for about 3 seconds when I plug the frig in then goes off .

I checked the overload protector it was ok.

I put a meter to the fan and compressor and was not getting any power.

I put a wire direct to a outlet to the fan and compressor and they both ran. the coils in freezer were very cold . when I unplugged the cord from the outlet then plugged the frig cord in the relay for the defroster came on for a while and the defroster heater was warm, then shut off. but the compressor and fan does not run.

I am not getting any power to the fan and compressor . I have read that the compressor will not run if the defrost timer is on but this frig has the electronic defroster circuit.

libertyappl 09-19-2008 09:24 PM

It could be stuck on defrost.

jim45 09-20-2008 07:32 AM

So even if this frig has a circuit board defroster and not the machanical type can it still get stuck in defrost mode. the defroster heater does not seem warm,

thanks Jim

libertyappl 09-20-2008 11:13 AM

The circuit board could have gotten hit with a surge and stuck yes, we have changed several of those boards out over the years.

aroxie 09-21-2008 12:06 PM

Is there a diagram for Whilpool ref. model # ET8CHKXKQ0 0. The ref. is not cooling, fan is running, 3sec cycles. Ref. is 7 yrs. old. Need diagram for wireing and switches and relays. Where can I find this or where do I get a book from Whirlpool for this ref. Thanks. A Cooper

libertyappl 09-22-2008 09:23 AM

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Here is the wiring diargram for your unit.

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