Whirlpool WH31S1E (small refrigerator) light works but cooling doesn't


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Old 02-14-16, 09:31 PM
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Whirlpool WH31S1E (small refrigerator) light works but cooling doesn't

Just after the 30-day return period expired I noticed neither the refrigerator nor the freezer section was cooling.

The light was on so power was getting to the unit. I turned the dial all the way up, nada. Anything I can do to troubleshoot/fix?

A link to the unit with full specs is here:
Whirlpool 3.1-Cu. Ft. 2-Door Refrigerator/Freezer - BJs Wholesale Club
 
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Old 02-15-16, 12:22 AM
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When you turn the thermostat from OFF to maximum cold..... you should hear a click.
If you do..... the problem could be in the compressor or compressor wiring.
If you don't hear a click it could be a defective thermostat.
 
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Old 02-15-16, 03:39 AM
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In addition, you could pull out fridge and see if compressor is running and/or warm.
 
 

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