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So my Whirlpool ED5GTNXMQ00 suddenly stopped working.  It sounds like its running, but no cold air is coming out.  It's like room temperature in there now on both sides.  HELP!

 

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shanarost wrote: ...It sounds like its running, but no cold air is coming out...

What is it that you hear ?

Is the compressor running ? (black motor thingy in the back, feel it)

Anytime the fridge calls for COLD, the compressor should run, along with the condenser fan to cool the black coils near the compressor, and also the evaporator fan, inside the freezer compartment, that blows the cold air into the fridge side.

 

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OK, so there is actually air coming out of the little vent things inside, it just isn't cold air.

It sounds like normal, like you can hear the little fan thing running

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shanarost wrote: OK, so there is actually air coming out of the little vent things inside...

yes, that fan blows the air, but if it isn't being made cold by the compressor motor behind the fridge (and the fan for the condenser coils), then it won't be cold.



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OK, so I have the back off the fridge (trying to do this with a 2 y/o on my lap) and I see the fan turning and the big black thing is pretty hot.  what else am I looking for?

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shanarost wrote: OK, so I have the back off the fridge (trying to do this with a 2 y/o on my lap) and I see the fan turning and the big black thing is pretty hot.  what else am I looking for?
is the big black hot thing vibrating ? (feel the compressor running ?, or stuck ?) :)

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No, its really hot though

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The next quick check is to look at your condensor..Remove toe grill from front of unit (clips at each end..pull down and out)  is the black grate/grill clean and clear of lint...fuzz...dog/cat hair?... You need good air flow over the coils...keep us posted...............

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There is some dust junkola on the back part of the coils, but the front part is totally clean.

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both sides of the coils need to be clean so that the air can flow through them.

if the compressor is stuck and not running, may as well turn the fridge off... don't want to damage the compressor any more than it may be now...

may need this kit if it uses either of these compressor numbers  EGY80, EGY90, and if these parts look like whats on the compressor now.

click on picture $47.80

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SO do you think its the compressor thats not working?  It's supposed to be vibrating I guess?  What does that kit do?

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you should be able to feel the compressor vibrating.

Those parts are the starting components of the compressor.

It may be trying to start and if it doesn't, then it should be tripping the automatic overload device connected to the compressor, then cools down and tries again.

Wait and listen to see if you can hear it click ON / OFF


Or turn it off and let it cool down, and then when you turn it back on, listen for noises.

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I turned it off, waited for a while and turned it back on.  So, the fan kicked on and about 10 seconds later there was a loud click from the compressor.

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sounds like the compressor start relay... (or a bad compressor)

You could call a repair guy and for $65 he could tell you one or the other...

or you could order the kit above (if it's the same compressor model number) for $ 48 (plus shipping) 

Any parts ordered from RepairClinic can be returned within 30 days for a refund (less shipping)

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Thanks for the help!  I'll probably call in the back up, since I can't install parts anyway!!  I'm a financial advisor, not a repairwoman!

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We found the part at a local store, anyone know where I can find directions for installation, as it looks nothing what came off of there.

Basically, need to know how the wiring works now.

Thanks!

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RegUS_PatOff wrote: ...may need this kit if it uses either of these compressor numbers  EGY80, EGY90, and if these parts look like whats on the compressor now...

RegUS_PatOff wrote:
...if it's the same compressor model number...

sometimes they use different brand / model compressors in the same fridge.

You'd have to check the compressor model number to make sure you order the right parts.

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We got the right part, we got the compressor start kit for the model number that we have, just didn't come with instructions on where the wires go now.

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should have came with instructions... I'll seacrh the internet...



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I've been, but I can't seem to find anything  :(

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