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Author Topic: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP  (Read 6314 times)

Offline kanddmama

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Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« on: October 17, 2011, 01:17:26 PM »

My fridge jusst quit cooling and almost lost all of the food.  Sounds like the fan is on but not the compressor.  Any help would be great before I have to call a tech and drop some serious money.


Model ED5FHEXMB00

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Re: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 01:31:19 PM »
Take the relay off the compressor and shake it.  If it rattles, it's bad.

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Re: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 01:34:41 PM »
Take the relay off the compressor and shake it.  If it rattles, it's bad.

I agree...

I looked up your model and it uses start relay part # 8201786



WHIRLPOOL 8201786 Compressor Starting Device Kit, AP3885081


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Re: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 08:24:40 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 12:41:06 PM »
You guys are the absolute BEST.  Problem was hubby already had the repair man on his way.  Ouch.  But now, there's a hole in the water line and want to know should I have him come fix it and take another hit or try myself?  It's the original so it's doubtful he tore it but still. Got a video for that?

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May the hinges of our friendship
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About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

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Re: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 11:18:45 PM »
Thanks so much JW but I can't play this video.

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Re: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 11:25:59 PM »
Thanks so much JW but I can't play this video.

Scroll down the page and click on the video, worked for me...

Anyway here it is again. :)

http://youtu.be/QBM4GIr8cN4

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Re: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2011, 11:33:22 PM »
Yeah I know what ya mean, I used to have a weak asz pc. This one I have now plays real good. Go down to the hardware store and take a piece of your tubing with you. Ask for a compression union in that size. Cut the tubing at the hole and use the union to fix the tubing. OR yall could always go buy a complete new tubing and run it from point A to point B.
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Re: Whirlpool Side by side Fridge - ED5FHEXMB00 - HELP
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 09:05:38 PM »
So, I figure out it's the water filter line that got a hole.  What's the easiet way to detach the tubing from under the fridge?