Westinghouse WWSS2601KW 26 Cubic Foot Side By Side Refrigerator - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

that will be the defrost heater being on . possibly the timer is stuck in the on position , call a local repair shop for assistance

Westinghouse... | Answered on Dec 19, 2019 | 51 views

Most likely there’s a spring broken inside the compressor. When it shuts off the internal mechanism is bouncing around. The only way to fix that is by replacing the compressor.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 01, 2019 | 68 views

Fridge/freezer freezing up- and no fan or air circulation:

first check the defrost terminator thermostat it may have gone out. Thus not allowing the heating element to melt the ice.

AT TIMES The fan usually stops working AND CAN MAKE FUNNY NOISES AS WELL due to ice obstruction when the defrost terminator has gone out and u get ice build up? u can check the terminator with a multi meter for continuity but do not check at room temperature. stick the terminator in cup of ice water for 20 minutes then check it for continuity, should be closed when cold and open at room temperature.

May also need to check the defrost timer, The defrost timer is usually found behind the front grill "toe kick" of the refrigerator. Or in the fridge compartment near middle top section.

u can get by and test manually by placing a small screw driver into the tiny slot or hole underneath the timer and turn slowly clockwise till u hear 1 click. this will engage ur defrost cycle in about 15 minutes u should be able to come back and feel the heat in freezer as it melts the ice providing ur terminator is not bad?

Another way to test it is with a multi meter. Remove timer it from fridge and you will see 4 prongs numbered 2,1,4,3 in that order. Place ur meter prong on prong 1 & 3 (if your fridge has a capacitor wired in series with the windings, then u check for micro fares rather than OHMS) If u cannot confirm this test, still try the next.

Take ur meter prong and connect to prong 1 & 4, it should read resistance or ohms ( closed) now remove prongs and place on prong 1 & 2, this should now read infinity or open (no ohms) now take a small screwdriver place it in the tiny hole or slot under the timer. Turn it clockwise slowly till u hear 1 click. Now ur 1& 2 should read closed ( showing ohms or resistance) now place meter prongs on 1 & 4 and you it should now show open ( or no resistance - no ohms) this is how u know ur timer is good, Remember when testing for ohms ADJUST meter to use a high ohms rating in the thousands as the resistance is very high in OHMS. And adjusting to low ohms rating may give a false reading or not show the proper resistance..

Another item to check with a meter is the heating element itself. Located under the evaporator coils. It should show continuity or resistance OHMS WHEN TESTED AT BOTH ENDS OF THE PRONGS .

Lastly check the cold control thermostat with a meter for both OHMS and volts ( VOLTS is a live test with fridge plugged in so be careful) It must show 110 volts. An open or thermostat that reads infinity will not allow the proper cooling and defrosting cycles to operate and may in fact stop anything from happening as if there is no power to the unit?

ALSO CHECK THE AIR FLOW VENT SYSTEM and THERMISTORS At times it can get stuck to far closed or open. Some units feature a digital electric adjusting vent system while others are manually set. Check for any ice build up or other obstruction in the vent damper, see if u can manually open or close it. Some times when u have the settings set to the highest it closes off one area while allowing to much cold air flow to the other area!

THERMISTORS in the freezer and fridge section for continuity OHMS and for amount of OHMS current being put out. In most models around 1300 ( give or take 150 ohms) ohms is required

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Westinghouse... | Answered on May 23, 2019 | 82 views

Usually because the defrost drain gulley in the rear of the cabinet is blocked.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 09, 2019 | 243 views

There is no default setting , the temperature is set by you , check the user manual on how to do this.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jan 27, 2019 | 37 views


Westinghouse... | Answered on Jan 25, 2019 | 378 views

You presumably refer to the interior air circulation fan? This usually doesn't operate continuously but runs for a time after the door has been open and with some fridges can be switched off.

If the fan motor has failed it should be possible to replace it but first it is best to know the motor has failed rather than the supply (timer, wiring, etc.)...

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jan 08, 2019 | 63 views

You can look up Electrolux codes on google.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Nov 03, 2018 | 91 views

Some maneuvering may be necessary to get it to lift out.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 28, 2018 | 209 views

yes all modern fridges are frost free.They introduced the heater element automatic defrost system.which is controlled by the defroster timer motor,in anyones lingo more things to go wrong,hope this helps.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 20, 2018 | 53 views

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