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Offline snrusnak

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Whirlpool refrigerator will not run suddenly
« on: August 31, 2015, 05:07:35 PM »
Hi!

My friend was moving and put his perfectly good refrigerator (model ED5FUGXWS07) into storage for about 2 months and now it won't turn on.  He asked me if I wanted it for free, and being that it's nicer than my fridge, I figured it might be an easy fix and a free upgrade.  So I've watched a lot of videos about testing the compressor and start relay and am going to go do that right now, but nothing else other than the lights and ice mechanism work.  The fan doesn't run, compressor doesn't run, etc.  The relay rattled when I shook it, but I didn't know which prongs to actually test with the multimeter...

Any advice on troubleshooting?  He said he couldn't fit the fridge upright in his trailer, so laid it at ~45 deg angle in the trailer during transport.  I'm thinking this isn't really the problem though...

Thanks in advance!

Offline dab147315

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Re: Whirlpool refrigerator will not run suddenly
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 06:17:11 PM »
Model number seems to be wrong.I think the FU is a FV in the model number and i have a tech. sheet for that model.Also check the thermostat for continuity as it as known problems Part number.2198202 Make sure this is the correct model number.

Offline snrusnak

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Re: Whirlpool refrigerator will not run suddenly
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 07:13:27 PM »
Sorry you are correct, model # is ED5FVGXWS07

Can you help with where that thermostat "cold control" is located?  I've taken the back cardboard panel off the fridge which exposes the compressor, fan, and not a whole lot more.  I assume the rest of the components are behind the panel that unbolts in the back of the freezer compartment?  (this is a side by side fridge if that matters)

I checked the compressor today and got about 4.5 ohms from one pin to another, about 6.5 ohms from one to the other, and about 11 ohms from the two pins on the same level horizontally.  I believe this tells me the winding in the compressor is OK.  Can anyone confirm that?

I also checked all the three prongs to each other on the starter relay that is attached to the compressor and it's showing "1" on any combination.  Does this mean it's faulty?  If it is faulty, would this cause the rest of the fridge (i.e. the fan, etc) to not come on?

Thanks

Offline dab147315

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Re: Whirlpool refrigerator will not run suddenly
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 08:29:23 PM »
Part number 9 is the thermostat.http://www.appliancepartspros.com/control-parts-for-whirlpool-ed5fvgxws07.html
Also there is a video for the thermostat i give you.Yours is a little different but comes apart very similar.Compressor ohms  seem ok and the relay even if it was bad will not cause condenser fan not to come on or fan in freezer.Power come out of the adaptive defrost device than goes to the thermostat.Watch that video about the thermostat.check  with meter or hit the thermostat knob while plug in with a screw driver end and sometimes it will make compressor and fan come on.Use that diagram to check for voltage out of the board as you should have 120 volts at the orange wire to ground at the thermostat.More than likely bad thermostat.

 

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