Question about Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with IceMagic Plus Ice Maker

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I have a Whirlpool refrigerator, I do not know the model, but it looks like the older models, where the freezer compartment is on top of the regular fridge, just like the 21 cu. ft. one, but without the ice maker. Well the bottom door doesn't close all the way, and it is causing the food so go bad, what can I do?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: WHIRLPOOL 25.3 CU.FT MODEL ED5FHEXNT00

Possibly freezer drain blocked causing ice build-up behind back freezer wall. This internal wall should be accessible by removing screws.Check fan motor in that area is working and also check that all door seals have no cracks or tears. This can cause ice build-up and motor to run longer than normally. benham's suggestion another possibility.Naturally have power off when dismantling anything.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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SOURCE: brand new refrigerator...freezer works great, fridge does not

Try to defrost the unit, if it wont work check the air vents if air is present. Check also if some of your stuff may be obstructing the air vent.

sample of air vent location :

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Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Compresor will not kick on. all fans running,

Compressor won't run or it is "clicking' on and off: This normally could be a bad start relay and over load for the compressor, dirty condenser coils need cleaning, condenser fan motor is not running or the compressor itself. To check the compressor properly you should test it with an amp meter, each compressor is rated in running amps  ( see model/serial tag or the sticker on the compressor )...if the compressor is drawing too much current, this may be why it is shutting off. Check the model tag for proper amp rating. Some relays will be easy to notice the broken with them, they may be burnt. Example oneexample twoexample three. Some of these relays can be removed and give them a little shake, and if they rattle around inside the relay is likely bad. Compressors can also seize and click on and off or one of the electrical windings inside the compressor could have opened up. You can use a test cord to help check the compressor and this also will help with the amp test. If the compressor checks ok and you want to install areplacement start relay. You will need to find out which winding is which. You will need an ohm meter to determine the windings. First check to see if you have windings in the compressor. Then check to see if they are grounded. If the compressor has windings and they are not grounded, you can find which winding is which. Check for grounded windings by reading from each terminal to a good ground on the cabinet. Read from the top terminal to the lower left terminal. Read from the top terminal to the lower right terminal. Read from the lower left terminal to the lower right terminal. Write down the resistance of each reading as you go. The highest reading you get will be the run and start winding of the compressor in series with each other. The other terminal left will be the common terminal. Read from the common terminal to each of the other terminals. The terminal with the lower resistance will be the run winding. The higher resistance the start winding. Using the original style relay is always preferred, but using a general replacement can "get you by" if needed.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: ice maker flooded top freezer compartment

It may be just the water control valve on back of refrigerator. Put tap water in ice maker and lower lever for on. After ice is made, does it drop to tray? At this time when empty is the time the control valve is asked for water. The problem could be in valve on back or the inside ice maker itself. If you can try a few test with me I will help you locate the problem. Let me know what you find as I go through this with you. Sea Breeze
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Posted on May 20, 2009

reddyanantha

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 18.5 cu ft fridge - heavy condensation/ice build up

mam please check the settings of the freezer and the refrigerator settings should be in normal mode and if u find it in normal mode then the problem is here the temperature controler is not responding to cutt off and cutt in the freezer so please check this operation.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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