Whirlpool Gold Side By Side Not Defrosting? - Appliances - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Whirlpool Gold side by side not defrosting?


Hello all,

GS6SHEXN side by side Whirlpool gold. I used to hear the auto defrost melting the ice in my freezer and then the water would run out into a pan under the fridge. I haven't heard that in quite a while and now I have a rattling/rumbling sound that occurs when the compressor/fan is running.

I've tried to locate an online manual with no luck...does this thing have some sort of heater that has failed or could this be a clogged drain?

We do have very hard water here with lots of buildup, but I don't have water pooling inside the freezer anywhere.

Bad heater?

Advertisement

jasonmark1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 01:45 PM   #2
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Whirlpool Gold side by side not defrosting?


Hi and welcome to the forum.

I'd begin by unplugging it and defrosting it 'manually'. Then trace the drain hose and be sure it's clear. I'd also remove the fan cover and plug it back in and check to be sure the fan is rotating at the proper speed. (mine went bad a few years back, I called them and they sent me a new fan free of charge) These are just a few 'simple' fixes IF they're the problem. You could have any number of problems, but we can hope, right?

DM

Advertisement

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 03:02 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Whirlpool Gold side by side not defrosting?


Hey thanks for the reply.

I was just looking at the coils in the freezer and there is some frost on them. I never checked them before, so I don't know what is normal.

Since I posted earlier, I was poking around and decided to change my water filter that I was supposed to replace about 6 months ago. Now the fridge sounds normal....

I'll update this if that was the fix although I don't know how it would be.
jasonmark1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 06:43 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Whirlpool Gold side by side not defrosting?


There is a manual online at Whirlpool.com, but I looked at it earlier today and I doubt that it will have anything that will help you with your problem.

Good luck.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonmark1993 View Post
Hello all,

GS6SHEXN side by side Whirlpool gold. I used to hear the auto defrost melting the ice in my freezer and then the water would run out into a pan under the fridge. I haven't heard that in quite a while and now I have a rattling/rumbling sound that occurs when the compressor/fan is running.

I've tried to locate an online manual with no luck...does this thing have some sort of heater that has failed or could this be a clogged drain?

We do have very hard water here with lots of buildup, but I don't have water pooling inside the freezer anywhere.

Bad heater?
gktitle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 08:38 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 1,763
Rewards Points: 40
Default

Whirlpool Gold side by side not defrosting?


The defrost timer is another possible culprit or even the defrost coil itself though less likely. Bothe are relatively inexpensive to replace I think. But like DM said start with a manual defrost and learn from my mistake don't get impatient and use a hair dryer. You could melt the plastic liner and even the solid insulation beneath.
Jim F is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whirlpool Side By Side Not Making Ice Anymore!! handy man88 Appliances 57 07-14-2011 07:33 AM
Whirlpool side by side refrig: accessing the ultra ease to replace the water spout rituals Appliances 1 06-29-2008 08:44 PM
Whirlpool side by side getting very HOT ericdean Appliances 2 03-07-2008 01:26 PM
Whirlpool side by side icemaker-No Ice wtoler Appliances 2 09-08-2007 10:05 AM
Side By side refrigerator Susie Q Appliances 6 08-31-2007 04:26 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts