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Refrigerator Not Cold?

April 16, 2012

Defrost Mode

Is your refrigerator in Defrost mode?

  • If interior lights come on and nothing seems to be working, the refrigerator is in Defrost Mode. The refrigerator and freezer sections automatically defrost. Wait 30 minutes for your refrigerator to resume normal operations.

Temperture Control Setting

Are your temperature controls set properly?

  • Your refrigerator should not be placed where temperatures will exceed 110°F (43°) or drop below 55°F (13°).
  • For your convenience, your temperature controls are preset at the factory to "mid setting" which should be correct for normal household use. However, your controls may need to be adjusted. If so, adjust the temperature one setting colder and wait 24 hrs for the compartments to cool. Repeat until desired temperature is reached.
  • The best indicator of refrigerator temperature are beverages. If you are not satisfied with the beverage temperature, adjust the refrigerator control to the desired setting.
  • The best indicator of freezer temperatures is ice cream. Ice Cream should be frozen but spoon able. If you are not satisfied with the ice cream temperature, adjust the freezer control to the desired setting.
  • Note: temperatures of items in the door bins are less cold than interior shelf items.
  • Refer to your Use and Care Guide for instructions on adjusting the temperature controls for your model

 

Is the cooling control turned on?

  • Given that the refrigerator is equipped with a "Cooling On/Off" feature, there will be a "Cooling On/Off " button located on the control panel at the top of the refrigerator compartment or the feature can be activated using the control panel on the exterior dispenser. If cooling is turned off, neither your refrigerator nor freezer will cool. make sure Cooling is turned on.

Refer to your Use and Care Guide for instructions on using the Cooling On/Off feature.

 

Usage

Have you increased usage? Are the doors opened often?

  • If your doors have been opened frequently, doors have been opened for long periods of time, or your refrigerator was recently installed, wait 24-48 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool.
  • Be aware that the refrigerator will warm when doors are opened often. In order to keep your refrigerator cool, try to limit continuous opening of doors.

 

Large Loads

  • Adding a large amount of food warms the refrigerator. It could take several hours for the refrigerator to return to the normal temperature

 

Air-Flow Ventilation

Are there food items blocking air vents?

  • In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit airflow between the freezer and refrigerator compartments.
  • Cool air enters and exits the refrigerator compartment from the freezer compartment through vents. Depending on your model, these vents are in different locations. Refer to the illustrations below.
  • Once you’ve located your vents in both sections, ensure that there is nothing blocking the air flow.
  • If vents are blocked, airflow will decrease. This may cause temperature and moisture problems.

Freezer on Bottom

 Freeze on Top

 

 

Side by Side

 

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Whirlpool Refrigerator Runs Too Much?

April 16, 2012

 

Answer

Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently to keep your food items at the desired temperatures and to minimize energy use. The high-efficiency compressor and fans may cause your refrigerator to run longer than your old one.

There are several factors that can affect how long and how frequently your refrigerators runs.

  • The motor will run longer under warm conditions or if the refrigerator is receiving direct sunlight from a window or door. At normal room temperatures, your motor will run about 40-80 percent of the time. Under warmer conditions, it will run even more.
  • A new refrigerator will initially run more while cooling. Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool.
  • When large quantities of food are added, the refrigerator has to run longer to cool the new items.
  • The motors will run longer when the doors are frequently opened. Conserve energy by getting all items out at one time, keeping food organized, and closing the door as soon as possible. 

Additionally,

  • The best indicator of refrigerator temperatures is a beverage. If you are not satisfied with the beverage temperature, adjust the refrigerator control to a cooler setting.
  • The best indicator of freezer temperatures is ice cream. Ice cream should be frozen, but spoonable. If you are not satisfied with the ice cream temperature, adjust the freezer control to a cooler setting.
  • temperatures of items stored in the door bins are typically not as cold as interior-shelf items.
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Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair Tips

April 16, 2012

 Refrigerator or Freezer Not Cooling?

It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only your refrigerator be provided. | Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch. | Do not use an extension cord.
 
Dispenser water is not cool enough?
If your refrigerator was recently installed, allow 24 hours for the water supply to completely cool. The water is chilled in the refrigerator compartment, so the water won’t cool until the compartment is cool. If you recently dispensed a large amount of water, it could take several hours for the water that refills the reservoir to completely cool.
 
Too cold/Freezing in Fresh Food Section – French Door Refrigerator with Exterior Dispenser?
1. If items in the fresh food section of your refrigerator are freezing and the refrigerator is not hooked up to a water supply, then check to make sure the ice maker is turned Off. If the ice maker is turned on then it will continue to try to make ice without any water, which can make the fresh food section too cold. To turn the ice maker Off, press the switch located on the front or side of the ice maker to the Off position. See Water supply hookup – French door exterior dispenser.
 
Too cold in fresh food compartment? French Door with ice bin in the door?
If items in the fresh food section of your refrigerator are freezing and the refrigerator is not hooked up to a water supply, then check to make sure the ice maker is turned off. If the ice maker is turned on then it will continue to try to make ice without any water, which can make the fresh food section too cold. Turn off the ice maker by selecting the Options menu on the display panel, Then choose Ice Maker.
 
The ice maker on my upright freezer is not producing ice or not enough ice?
Once your freezer is cooled, the ice maker should produce 70-120 cubes every 24 hours. Is the freezer temperature cold enough to produce ice? Wait 24 hours after hookup for ice production. See "Using the control" below.
 
Why does my unit chime when the display is not in use? French Door with Ice bin in door?
The Door Ajar Alarm feature sounds an alarm when the refrigerator or freezer doors are open for 5 minutes and the product cooling is turned on. The alarm will repeat every 2 minutes. Play audio of chime (3seconds) Close all doors to turn it off.
 
My freezer will not operate?
The middle setting (typically "4") is designed to maintain the temperature at or near 0°F (-17.8°C) under normal operating conditions. Allow the freezer to cool six to eight hours before filling with frozen food. Let the freezer cool overnight before adding large amounts of unfrozen food.
 
Ice droplets in the freezer compartment? Side by side with Ice Bin in Door, Flush Mounted Dispenser with LCD Display?
During months of high humidity (especially if a home is not air-conditioned), it is normal for some sweating or moisture to build up inside the freezer when the room air is humid. NOTE: Temperature sensors placed close to the front of the refrigerator help ensure that food stays cold, no matter where the food is placed. Make sure that the air vents between the freezer and refrigerator compartments are not blocked.
 
No lights inside refrigerator? Side by side refrigerator?
If the refrigerator is getting power, the refrigerator compartment light should come on when the door is open. If the refrigerator compartment light does not come on and the refrigerator does not appear to be cooling, check the following. Make sure the refrigerator is plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
 
How much ice should the ice maker in my upright freezer make in a 24-hour period?
The ice maker should produce approximately seven to nine batches of ice in a 24-hour period. If ice is not being made fast enough, turn the Temperature Control toward a higher (colder) number in half-number steps. (For example, if the control is at 3, move it to between 3 and 4.) Wait 24 hours and, if necessary, gradually turn the Temperature Control to the highest setting; wait 24 hours between each increase.
 

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