How to Troubleshoot a Whirlpool Refrigerator

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Whirlpool refrigerators come in all designs and sizes, and they are energy efficient for cooling and freezing. Like most refrigerators, a Whirlpool may require maintenance or repair the longer you have it. Try troubleshooting the problems before calling for service.

  • Check the power cord if the refrigerator does not operate. Plug it in if it was accidentally unplugged, or try another outlet if that appears to be the problem. Double-check the circuit breaker in your home to make sure it is powered on.

  • Inspect the refrigerator door if it doesn't completely close, or if it doesn't open easily. It could be that the bins or shelves are out of place, or certain food packages may keep the door open. Also, the gaskets of the door can get dirty over time, so clean them with soap and warm water.

  • Examine the temperature of the refrigerator. If it's too warm, then reset the temperature controls. Check the air vents inside the refrigerator to make sure they're not blocked. Readjust the temperature if items in some of the compartments are freezing.

  • Watch for trouble with the icemaker if your model has one. It may take at least one day for the refrigerator to produce ice, especially if you've just installed it. Connect the refrigerator to the household water supply and turn on the supply shutoff valve to get ice. If the ice is gray or has an unusual taste, install a water filter to flush out any minerals.

  • Fix the water dispenser if you can't pour a full glass of water. The refrigerator's water shutoff valve may be off or incorrectly installed. Wait 24 hours for the water to cool if you've just installed the refrigerator. The water temperature should be no more than 50 degrees F.

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