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Offline service1

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Whirlpool Fridge
« on: July 08, 2009, 08:36:44 PM »
Strip in between doors gets extremly hot (more than usual).
Side of fridge gets hot also. Is this normal?
Freezer not freezing food solid.

Model ED2CHQXKB05

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Re: Whirlpool Fridge
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 06:57:29 AM »
... should get "warm"

Clean your Condenser (Compressor) Coils
and check it's Fan ... should be running when the Compressor runs.
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Re: Whirlpool Fridge
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 08:07:13 PM »
Checked coils and fan ,OK
Side of fridge and strip still very hot

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Re: Whirlpool Fridge
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 08:51:54 PM »
Turn the energy saver feature to the ON position. This KILLS the power to the mullions amigo.
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Re: Whirlpool Fridge
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009, 09:29:36 PM »
Turn the energy saver feature to the ON position. This KILLS the power to the mullions amigo.

There are no mullion heaters on this one, Ace... had you bothered to look at the diagram, you'd have known.
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Re: Whirlpool Fridge
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 09:32:23 PM »
Come on JW, get it together.

I would guess the compressor is running longer then normal and that is why they get hotter then normal.

What do you think Repair-man?

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Re: Whirlpool Fridge
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 09:51:04 PM »
The sealed system is not able to alleviate the superheat picked up during the refrigeration process. This could mean :

1. Low charge
2. Restriction
3. Condenser motor not up to speed
4. Bad reed valves in compressor (inefficient compressor)

Just my first thoughts. Probably needs a tap valve installed to check out the pressures.
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Re: Whirlpool Fridge
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 10:32:09 PM »
If they ain't no mullions then what is causing the heat transference?
And what would cleaning the coils have anything to do with this? hell i can learn just like anyone else. i do not have ALL the answers.....YET!
EDIT: ok there goes that old LOW CHARGE thang agin.
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Re: Whirlpool Fridge
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 11:31:45 PM »
If they ain't no mullions then what is causing the heat transference?
And what would cleaning the coils have anything to do with this?


Ask Mr Yoder :)

If you want to learn more about the right way to check this stuff, read the following:

Maytag Refrigeraion Techniques
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