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Troubleshooting - Whirlpool DESIGNERSTYLE 2184589 Use And Care Manual

18’ to 21’ no-frost designerstyle top freezer refrigerator
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Troubleshooting
Performance
problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read through "Before calling
for assistance
. . ." below before calling for service on your appliance.
Before
calling
for assistance
. . .
Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers run into with their appliances.
Please read through
this and see if it can solve your problem.
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Your refrigerator
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage?
will not operate
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?
Is the Refrigerator Control set to the OFF position?
The lights do
not work
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?
Is a bulb burned out?
The optional
ice maker
does not work
Is the freezer cold enough to make ice? It could take overnight for the freezer to reach
the proper temperature.
Is the ON/OFF lever in the ON (down) position? (See page 12.)
Is the water valve turned on?
Does the water line have a clog or leak?
Unfamiliar
sounds
Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator?
or a rattling/
jingling
noise
Some new sounds are normal. See "Understanding
the sounds you may hear" on
page 16.
There is water in
This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator is level so the pan does
the defrost
pan
not overflow.
The motor seems
Are the condenser coils dirty?
to run too much
Has the door been opened often? Has a large amount of food been added at one
time? The motor naturally runs longer if these things happen.
Is the room hot? If the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to keep the unit cool.
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