Your stand alone Whirlpool freezer is an important part of your kitchen’s equipment, especially if you have a large family like I do. My Whirlpool freezer allows me to prepare meals ahead of time for easily weeknight family dinners.
It also allows me to capture the fresh flavors of summer, freeze them so that my family can enjoy them during the grey days of winter. In short, it allows us to vary our diet and include more fruits and veggies when they are not normally available.
Another advantage is that it allows me to take advantage of special sales on products, such as meat or seafood, and freeze them until we are ready to eat them. In short, my Whirlpool freezer helps me save money and provide nourishing foods for my family.
When my freezer is not working properly, it is a real problem. I try to get it fixed quickly so that I won’t lose the food investment I’ve already made.
Whirlpool Freezer Light Not Working
Having a freezer light that is not working can make it difficult to find items when they are needed. There can be several reasons for it not working.
If your Whirlpool freezer light is not working, the light switch may be faulty. It could also be that the light needs to be changed. Unplug that freezer and replace the bulb.
Another scenario is that the LED control board may have gotten water into it and refrozen. In which case, the control board will need to be replaced.
Whirlpool Freezer Not Cooling Properly
Don’t get excited. These are fixes that even I can do so I’m sure that you can, too. First, the cause may be dirty condenser coils. This is actually the most common cause for poor cooling.
If your Whirlpool freezer is not cooling properly, pull the unit out and vacuum the snake-like coils. Then brush them and vacuum to remove any dirt.
A second cause may be a loose door seal. The seal needs to be occasionally cleaned but sometimes it needs to be replaced for a firm seal.
Also, check to see that the thermostat is set properly. If these things do not correct the problem, you’ll need to have a technician check it.
Whirlpool Freezer Not Freezing
There are several things to check if your Whirlpool freezer is not freezing. It could be the motor, the start relay or the condenser fan motor. Check these first.
If your Whirlpool freezer is not freezing, check the evaporator fan motor. This can be done by activating the door switch by hand. When the door is opened the fan should stop. By activating it manually should start the motor or let you know if it needs replacing.
Another step is to clean the condenser coils on the back. This should be done every six months.
Check the start relay with a multimeter. If you smell a smokey odor, the start relay needs replacing.
Another likely culprit is the condenser fan motor. Trying to spin the blades. If they move freely, the motor is most likely fine. If not, a technician can check it and replace it.
The condition of the thermistor needs to be checked. This provides information to the temperature control panel so if it is faulty, the compressor and fan cannot function correctly. If there is no resistance, it needs replacing.
The start capacitor provides a boost of power to the compressor. If it is not functioning properly, the compressor will not start.
Lastly, the evaporator coils may be the problem. Defrost the freezer and the coils. If the problem continues, a technician will need to diagnose and repair the problem.
Whirlpool Freezer is Not Defrosting
Your Whirlpool freezer goes through a defrosting cycle every day to reduce frost and ice buildup. If the defrost heater or thermostat are not working properly, the freezer won’t function correctly.
If your Whirlpool freezer is not defrosting, it is mostly like the control board that is faulty. The defrost timer also needs to be checked. This is the unit that enables the defrost heater to turn on multiple times a day. Conversely, it can also be the defrost heater assembly that’s the problem.
It could be that the fuse in the defrost sensor has blown. This will prevent the defrost system from operating.
There can also be an issue with the thermostat in the defrost system. If this is not functioning, it will not turn on the defrost system and frost will continue to develop.
Lastly, there may be a problem with the main control board. This board controls all of the freezer’s systems. Have the defrost system components checked to ensure that the main control board doesn’t need to be replaced.
Whirlpool Freezer Keeps Beeping
You know how annoying it is when something in your home keeps beeping. When it comes to your Whirlpool freezer, the beeping happens to let you know that there is a problem.
If your Whirlpool freezer keeps beeping, check if the door is open or not closed firmly. High temperature can also set the alarm off. This can simply mean that you need to adjust the freezer temperature.
Also, make sure that the door is completely shut as this will also raise the interior temperature. Another cause is that Whirlpool freezers are equipped with an auto defrost function that is not operating correctly can have extreme ice buildup.
If there is an excessive amount of ice or frost, let the freezer defrost for a day or overnight. Once thawed, this should silence the alarm. You can also reset the alarm from the control panel.
If defrosting, resetting the alarm and checking the door doesn’t work, you’ll need to contact a professional technician.
Whirlpool Freezer Keeps Freezing/Icing Up
A freezer that keeps freezing up is not functioning properly and limits its usefulness to your household. There are many reasons this problem could be happening so I’ll run over some of them so that you can work effectively with the technician.
If your Whirlpool freezer keeps icing up, ensure that the temperature of the freezer is set correctly. Then try testing the door’s gasket. Close the door on a dollar bill, then try to pull it out. If it comes out easily, the gasket is failing. Ensure you are getting a good seal all around the door.
A failed gasket can cause it to freeze up. If the seal is fine, the next components to have checked are the defrost heater, defrost thermostat and the timer. Failure of any of these components can cause the unit to freeze up.
If the defrost elements check out, the last component to be examined is the freezer drain. If the freezer temperature is set incorrectly, water can melt then freeze and freeze inside the drain causing a clog.