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ED5LTAXVL00 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Instructions

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Refrigerator door not closing on it's own

  • Customer: Kurt from Terre Haute, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Lower door closing cam was completely worn down so door wouldn't close on it's own. Ordered parts which arrived in a couple of days. After watching installation video on this website the job looked pretty easy. Needed socket wrench to loosen nuts at top, they were really tight. Removed door. Replaced both the cam on the bottom of door and the cam on the main unit, put door back on making sure it was straight and lined up properly. Retightened top nuts securely. Voila, problem fixed in only about 15 minutes or so.

Door would not close by itself

  • Customer: rich from liberty twp, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions on this website. Only difference I placed a couple blocks under the door to keep it from dropping & removed both cams at the same time. No need to remove the door from the unit.

Loud knocking noise when opening door

  • Customer: William from Land O Lakes, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the nut holding the plastic cover plate at the top of the door. Removed the 3 nuts holding the latch to the fridge. Lifted the door up and laid it on its' side. Removed the nut holding the door cam and replaced it with the new one. removed the nut holding the lower door cam and replaced it. Put a little vaseline on both cams and re-in-stalled the door. Took less than 15 minutes and the door is like new. Watching the video on the web site was perfect.

Refrigerator door would not self close

  • Customer: Robert from Palo Alto, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed food from door. Shut off fridge. Removed dust cap at top hinge. Marked location of top hinge with masking tape so lining up when reassembling would be easier. Removed screws holding top hinge to fridge. Removed door, placed on blanket&towel. Removed old door cam. Put on new door cam. Removed old hinge cam. Put on new hinge cam. Put door back on. Replaced top hinge, lining up with tape. Replaced dust cap. Note that door did not really self close very well until it was filled with food. By far the hardest part of the whole operation was that my wife wanted to clean the fridge in the process!

Door would not close on its own anymore

  • Customer: Richard from Midlothian, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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Door was not shuting al the way buy itself

  • Customer: Edward from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out the door bins, 1 bolt on the plastic cap, 3 bolts on the hinge, took the door off, replaced cam at the bottom, all same size bolts, reset the door spent longer time cleaning the door selfs all done by my self in less than 30 min. others said it helped to have second pair of hands "my wife would of just got in the way :)"

Door no longer closing on its own and remaining slightly ajar.

  • Customer: Gil from San Ramon, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is a very easy fix. Begin by emptying the contents of the door. Then, just remove hinge cap and remove the three hinge screws. The door can then be lifted off the hinge pin and placed on its side. Once this is done, replace the two can pieces (one on the door and one on the frame). Then just lift the door back in place and secure the hinge. This job can be done by one person (maybe two if you need help place the door on a work surface) and will take just 15 minutes.

Refrigerator was not getting cold, but freezer was.

  • Customer: Jill from Bay City, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My son took a plastic panel off the top front of the refrigerator. He found what looked like a four by four mother board type part. After looking at it he seen there was a part on it that definetly looked burnt.I got on the internet and did a search and found your site. I took a shot in the dark that this was what was wrong, looked up the part and ordered it. I had the part in two days. He installed it and BINGO, the refrigerator now works fine. Thank-you for all of your help and fastness on the delivery of the part! :) AWESOME!!!!!!!

Freezer side freezes but freezes up, defrost would not come on an defrost while frig side temp would raise to 55 degrees. Compressor would not cycle until we manually defrosted freezer. No cold air blowing through vents in frig side frost buildup blocks vents and temp in frig side would raise.

  • Customer: Dan from Eureka, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Control panel in top of frig side removed and replaced, corrected issue with auto defrost and cooling of frig side. Remove two screws on inside top of frig just behind controls. Front cover of thermostat snaps off. Lower housing down to access control panel located inside housing. Two screws on bottom of housing should be removed to allow control panel removal. Unplug frig from power outlet while performing control module replacement. Unplug wire harness plugs from control module. Reverse procedure to install new module.

Cracked drip tray

  • Customer: Michael from Ft. Myers, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the rear water valve and water line, and front water filter which allowed me to remove the old drip tray. New drip tray is smaller than the original tray, so I needed to put blocking in to keep tray under drip spout. Refastened the water filter, water valve and water line.

freezer and refrigerator compartments not cold enough

  • Customer: Michael from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used the suggested problem list here to narrow down that the repair was most likely the run capacitor. Poped the new one in and I now have better control of my compartment ranges. I have a temperature gauge in each compartment. Check them every opening of the doors.

you have to turn it off and on to run.

  • Customer: chris from woodland hills, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just like the video showed me.It still does not work. Have to turn it off and on to make it start up.I also replaced thermostat in freezer. Does not work.

Heard a five second buzzing sound repeated 4 or 5 times per cycle coming from rear lower left compressor side.

  • Customer: Burton from Pecatonica, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the six screws holding the bottom access plate found at the rear of the refrigerator. This gives you easy access to the run capacitor that has a retaining clip. Remove the wire clip and pull out the capacitor (it has two quick disconnect terminals). Reverse the process using the new run capacitor to complete the repair.

compressor not running

  • Customer: Doug from Lancaster, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the access panel on back of unit located the Run Capacitor on the compressor and removed the bad one and put the new one on and pugged refrigerator back in and it started up and works fine now

Frig not cooling.

  • Customer: Adam from Randolph, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After plugging in the new relay to no avail. I replaced the thermostat. That fixed the problem.
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