Whirlpool Gold 27" French Door Model G!7FVCXWQ

by Walsh C.

My Whirlpool Gold 27" French Door refrigerator show that there is a MAJOR DESIGN FLAW with whirlpool refrigerators that have the ice maker in the refrigerator instead of the Freezer.

In my refrigerator (model G17FVCXWQ) the water line comes in and is routed through the top of the refrigerator where condensation occurs under the top lining. Unfortunately this is also where the wiring harness that controls the computer resides. The reason why this is a problem is that there ends up being total corrosion after 1 to 2 years not to mention large BLACK MOLD buildup.

Our local Whirlpool repairman told us that he has seen several like this in our locale. Whirlpool has no fix and does not acknowledge the problem even exists.

Do yourself a favor and seriously think twice before buying one of these fridges.

If this is the best America can produce we are in trouble. I like to think of myself as a green, environmental type of person but I am sad to say that after only 2 years my refrigerator is in the trash and Whirlpool claims it is not their problem.

Sadly it really is all of our problem.

I hope that my next fridge doesn't end up adding to the next trash heap.

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Jan 21, 2016
fix a refrigerant leak on any brand fridge
by: J Rasmussen

Our piece of junk 2 year old Whirlpool French door model WRF989SDAH00 stopped cooling. Did not purchased an extended warranty. Wish we had. Whirlpool did replace the evaporator and dryer as that was under a 5 year warranty. Two days later it stopped cooling.Called repairman, coolant was added and again in two days it stopped cooling.The AE qualified repairman could not get to the leak/leaks, after conferring with Whirlpool, the refrigerator was deemed not"repairable". Whirlpool offered no resolution ,just throw it away. I discovered a wonderful product while researching the problem.
A/c Leak Freeze was made especially for refrigeration systems.I bought it on Amazon. Called the AE repairman had him recharge the system and add a partial amount of the Leak Freeze. The refrigerator has been working great for 6 days now. Even runs cooler and quieter now.
We contacted Leak Freeze support for more detail instructions and they were extremely helpful answering each of the emails I sent within a couple of hours. Only partial amount of Leak Freeze was used. If you use to much you can create a problem. So email Leak Freeze support for advice on the amount to use. I wasn't sure if Leak Freeze would work, but figured what did we have to lose. And it worked fantastically.
It appears the new models of French door refrigerators have problems, even though I hate extended warranties, I suggest buying one!

Apr 30, 2015
similar problems
by: Anonymous

Had 3 different refrigerators Whirlpool and Maytag - 2 side by side with ice / water in the door, then went to the french door version all had condensation issues on the door.

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