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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2012, 07:10:10 PM »
Door gaskets are good. Very flexible and making good contact. Ice flap is closing but the mechanism in the door that turns the ice bar in the bucket is squeaking like crazy. I removed the bucket and it still squeaks badly. I have not taken it apart yet as I just noticed the puddle outside the fridge a few hours ago. I wanted to talk to you all first. I will be taking it apart tomorrow and will post new pics.

Is there a way to test the fans and heating element to see if they are working. I found the post that shows to test the heating element for continuity. Is there a way to trigger a defrost so I can check the fans? My luck, its the control board http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-cntrl-elec-2313177-ap3859538.html
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2012, 07:53:47 PM »
THE FANS ARE ON IN THE COOLING CYCLE WHEN THE COMPRESSOR IS ON.IF THE HEATER WAS BAD OR TERMINATION THERMOSTAT WAS BAD OR CONTROL BOARD WAS BAD YOU WOULD HAVE HEAVY FROST ALL THE WAY UP ON THE EVAPORATOR IN THE FREEZER.YOU SHOULD HEAR FAN IN FREEZER.THE FAN BY THE COMPRESSOR WILL BE ON ANYTIME THE COMPRESSOR IS ON.ALSO YOUR CONTROL BOARD IS BACK THERE BY THE COMPRESSOR.ALSO WHEN YOU TAKE FREEZER PANEL OFF CHECK FOR A SLIGHT FROST PATTERN ALL THE WAY UP ON THE EVAPORATOR.

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Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2012, 09:04:29 PM »
Pour water on your evap coil with the cover off and see what it does

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2013, 02:01:32 PM »
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That ice on the evaporator is not from a clog drain in the picture you first posted.Are your door gasket OK?Is the dispenser flap closing?Are all the fan motors working,fan in freezer and fan by compressor working.And does it have that ice on the evaporator again like in the first post or is it just the drain.

Ok, I just took it apart. Fan inside freezer works, door flap is closing and door seals are good. Fan at compressor is working too.  I am about to pour water on it to see what it does. as you can see it is frosted all the way up the coil and the aluminum panel was frozen in place. I have it unplugged and thawing right now.





This is what the freezer to fridge port looks like. It has never done this.










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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2013, 02:11:27 PM »
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Pour water on your evap coil with the cover off and see what it does

Nothing. the fan kept running. It made a couple of loud pops and cracks like ice breaking free. I used cool water from the water dispenser.

I unplugged it and plugged it back in. The fan stayed off for a few minutes while the compressor ran and then it came on and started cooling. the defrost rod never got even warm. Is there a way to force it into a defrost cycle?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2013, 02:21:27 PM »
Possibile control board that controls fans and defrost cycle.Looks like you have water droplets by fan motor and frost on the damper control that makes me think that fan is not working all the time.Is it possible door could be left ajar?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2013, 02:25:56 PM »
Not any more than it has for the last 8 years. It has never done this not even a little in the past. I am going to kick myself for this but where is the control board? If it is bad, I can assure you its not easy to get too. This thing hates me.

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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2013, 02:30:53 PM »
There is also a air return on the bottom of that drain pan to the right that maybe plug up with ice.Maybe take some of the lower bins out in fresh food and make sure that you get all the ice out of there and make sure its clear before putting it back together .

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2013, 02:37:03 PM »
In the back by compressor.Its in one of your post Dec 31.From appliance parts pro.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2013, 02:52:39 PM »
I am going to kick myself for this but where is the control board? If it is bad, I can assure you its not easy to get too.


The control board, part # W10135090 is #18 on the diagram and is back by the compressor as dab said.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2013, 02:54:03 PM »
This may help if  the touch controls is about the same as far as putting it  in defrost.There should be a diagram somewhere there to tell you maybe its by the control panel in there and you have to pull it down to get to it.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2013, 03:15:24 PM »
I found your model # from one of your first post and you have no touch tone board and A.J has the correct control part number.Good luck.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2013, 06:19:02 PM »
Thanks guys. It is still defrosting. Will keep you posted. No chance it could be the defroster element being bad? Should I order that too?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2013, 07:55:49 PM »
Oh my, 175 dollars. Ok. Can this thing be accessed by the back of the fridge or do you have to lean it back? In the diagram it looks like it might be accessible from the back. Anyone replaced this before?

It finally defrosted and I put it back together for now. I will order the part. Do you think I should replace the heating element too? If it was your fridge, would you?
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2013, 08:02:02 PM »
If the defrost heating element works I don't see any point in replacing the element.

I have worked on a lot of Whirlpool refrigerators, but have never worked on one with this type of board in it. From looking at the diagram I would say the board can be access from the back without having to lean it back.

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