Written on: 15/04/2011
I am writing this just to help anyone who is having problems with their Whirlpool American Fridge Freezer. I have had mine for 5 years trouble free however last month the freezer alarm started sounding, showing -- on the temperature display. I could reset it by switching it off and on at the front panel, it would clear for a while then do the same thing again but the freezer temperature was low and slightly defrosting. Mine has the ice and water dispenser but no water filter at the lower front unlike many.
Most faults are actually caused by the capacitors on the rear PCB, the board costs £200 but you can buy the capacitor kit for £10, its an easy repair, you can get the kit at http://shop.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/Refrigeration+Parts/Whirlpool/Whirlpool+Control+Modules/Whirlpool+American+Fridge+Electronic+Control+PCB+Repair+Kit.html
good instructions at;
The kit comes with instructions and has fixed mine. Good luck, hope this helps