Westinghouse WRS6R3EW 36" 25.8 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator w/ Built-In Water & Ice Dispenser &... - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Some fridges have an internal fan that sounds like the compressor. If the compressor is running and the fridge is any good the inside will quickly cool and the condenser will become warm. If the outside gets warm but the inside doesn't get cool it is possible the defrost heater is permanently switched on because of a fault.

If the compressor is running and nothing is happening the fridge has probably lost it's refrigerant gas. Moving fridges can upset them and it is unwise to switch on straight away - they really need to settle for at least 4 hours. Switching on too soon can damage a lubricant deprived compressor.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017 | 51 views


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NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned WARMER WHICH MAKES THE REF COLDER AND VICE-VERSA. SEE?
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
But is probably a common defrost problem The ice build up
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
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Westinghouse... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011 | 104 views


Insert a pin in the slot under the lower edge of the trim, You should see 2 small holes, that will release the lock tabs, from there you can just pull the frame toward you, Inside you will be able to see the problem.

Westinghouse... | Answered on May 19, 2011 | 108 views


THE COMPRESSOR IS NOT WORKING ON YOUR REFRIGERATOR..

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011 | 848 views


your refrige and freezer are in defrost mode and the sound is water hitting the hearing element as it falls off the evaporator core

Westinghouse... | Answered on Sep 13, 2010 | 120 views


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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


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Westinghouse... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010 | 290 views


go to www.applianceart.com, they have many different items and they can make custom sizes and many different colors and designs including stainless steel.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Apr 11, 2010 | 96 views


you need to clean out defrost drain hole maybe have to remove back cover of frezzer i use a turkybaster with hot tap water to force hole opan

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 14, 2010 | 220 views


I think you may have to remove the door gasket, if you look behind the gasket you will see the screws holding it and the inner door liner in place, both should be removed and you will then have access to the handle screws from within the door.

Westinghouse... | Answered on May 27, 2009 | 586 views


sounds like a bad thermostat,you can check it with a meter by putting the meter on omes,thermostat in closed position no reading turn thermostat all the way on you should get a reading if not replace,let me know-mike

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 06, 2008 | 748 views


is the water freezing up en route? try a full defrost to see. if not a blockage may have occured.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Nov 26, 2007 | 190 views


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 | 38 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 | 62 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 | 81 views


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

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 09, 2019 | 226 views

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