The principle of a Whirlpool refrigerator operation is very simple and there is practically nothing to break here. There is a compressor that drives the refrigerant through special spiral tubes (condenser and evaporator), but in the No Frost system there is also a fan near the evaporator, which accelerates the air through the channels of the refrigerator. This eliminates the need to defrost the No Frost refrigerator. However, reality differs! Moisture, both in the refrigerator and in the freezer, still gradually accumulates, and if the Whirlpool refrigerator has not been defrosted for more than 5 years, then ice covers the fan blades and the inner wall. The ice clogs the air outlets and the fan blades stop rotating. And, as a result, the refrigerator is not able to cool well. Here’s what you need to do to properly clean your condenser coils:
- Unplug the refrigerator and pull it away from the wall to give you a better position to clean. The coil is generally situated at the backside but you might find it at the rear bottom.
- Vacuum the coil before starting the cleaning.
- Use a dry brush to scrub the dirt off. There are several cleaning brushes available to help you clean conveniently.
- Vacuum the remaining dirt.
Remember that any appliance requires proper maintenance and regular cleaning. Your Whirlpool refrigerator should last you a long time. And every part that makes it all work must be in good working order. Sometimes, it won’t hurt to check on the fridge once in a while to see if condenser coils are clean and the temperatures are just right. The sooner you catch a problem with your refrigerator (i.e — not cooling), the better.