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Offline jayarmstrong1

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Whirlpool refrig not cooling
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:51:39 AM »
Unit was not cooling, compressor running and pulling approx 1.5amps. I replaced the main control board and re-programmed the unit. The compressor is running but it is not cooling. Thinking maybe a refrigerant leak? Refrig is 14 months old.

Model GB2SHDXTS01

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Re: Whirlpool refrig not cooling
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 08:03:10 AM »
You would need to install a service tap and check refrigerant pressure. Touch the high side refrigerant line at the compressor (the small tubing). If it is cool or ambient to the touch you have a leak or a non-pumping compressor.
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Re: Whirlpool refrig not cooling
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 08:06:47 AM »
high side warm, low side cool, evap fan running

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Re: Whirlpool refrig not cooling
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 08:07:32 AM »
freezer temp -2.5F, frig at 55F

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Re: Whirlpool refrig not cooling
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 08:09:08 AM »
sorry, those temp readings are not for this unit. this unit is not cool in either frig or freezer

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Re: Whirlpool refrig not cooling
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 08:52:16 AM »
Your amp draw is normal. Sounds like low refrigerant(leak).
This manual may help you with the basics.

Basic Refrigeration Diagnosis 70 pages, 3.1MB
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