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Old 06-05-2012, 12:46 PM
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Question whirlpool sidekick refrigerator not cooling
Model Number: EL7ATRRMQ08   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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My whirlpool refigerator stopped cooling completely after I turned the temperature control down a little. The fan continues to run and the compressor has a low hum to it but never seems to get going. I tested the starter relay and its working so what should I try now? Got compressor running but still not cooling. Any ideas?


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Hi.

Remove the rear cover and check how the evaporator coils are covered with frost if covered at all.

Please, post the results.

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My whirlpool refigerator stopped cooling completely after I turned the temperature control down a little. The fan continues to run and the compressor has a low hum to it but never seems to get going. I tested the starter relay and its working so what should I try now? Got compressor running but still not cooling. Any ideas?

There's nothing on the coils and never was when it stopped cooling. The compressor stays on as does the fan. What doesn't make sense is the problem started when the fridge temperature dial was adjusted.
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Hi.

Remove the rear cover and check how the evaporator coils are covered with frost if covered at all.

Please, post the results.

Simon.
Thanks for your response, there's no ice, just a mystery. The temperature went from cold to not cooling at all when I turned the temperature dial/adjustment down a bit.
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Hi.

It is a mystery. Most likely it's a sealed system problem.
Before calling the pro check if compressor gets 120v.

Thank you.

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Hi.

It is a mystery. Most likely it's a sealed system problem.
Before calling the pro check if compressor gets 120v.

Thank you.

Simon.
If the overload relay is faulty would the compressor run but not cool?
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No.The compressor would not run with bad starting components. If it's getting less than 108v it would not work properly.

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No.The compressor would not run with bad starting components. If it's getting less than 108v it would not work properly.

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Thanks Simon, for your help.
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