Whirlpool offers different models and types of refrigerators, top or bottom freezers, French doors, side-by-side, under-the-counter, and quad-door. However, the side-by-side door style is their best-selling.
Whirlpool refrigerators no longer use old-school fluorescent light bulbs; instead, they have equipped their refrigerators with LED modules. Unfortunately, sudden fluctuations in electricity, loose LED module connection, or repeated usage can cause the light to flicker or permanently damage the LED’s electronic components.
You can quickly fix Whirlpool refrigerator light flickering;
- By securing loose LED module plugs
- Addressing voltage fluctuations
- By replacing the LED module with a new one (Make sure to buy a model-compatible module.
As technology advances, we are becoming more dependent on electronic chips in our appliances. Interestingly, Whirlpool refrigerators are among the top brands when it comes to their efficiency and endurance.
However, most of the semiconductors chips used in Whirlpool appliances are manufactured in China that is of low quality. Therefore, failures are common among their appliances.
Keeping other issues aside, let’s discuss how to fix Whirlpool Refrigerator Light Flickering.
Fix 1: Securing loose LED Module Plugs
Before looking for other causes of LED flickering, the first step is to look for the LED module plugs. These plugs usually come loose and cause the lights to flicker.
One clue to know if the plugs are loose is that only one set of LEDs will flicker. LEDs in the other compartment will be okay.
To Fix this problem, unplug the refrigerator and then, using a small head flat screw, release the tabs on both sides of the LED module.
Look for any loose plugs, rust or moisture, a blackening, or a burnt smell. Secure plugs, dry moisture, or replace the module if the chipset is burnt.
Fix 2: Addressing voltage fluctuations
The alternating current is cyclic (changes its polarity). In the US, it is 60 Hz per second and is adjusted for the appliances to work flawlessly.
Therefore, inspect the refrigerator’s power supply if it fails to deliver proper current. This will cause your Whirlpool Refrigerator to Lightstrobing.
If your power cable is working perfectly, check your main electricity board. It has a meter which shows the frequency of electricity. You can also buy a frequency meter to check the frequency of your electricity if your board lacks one.
Another vital reason the LEDs flickers is that many devices are plugged into the same power outlet. The reason behind this is electric flux from other devices. These electric fluxes can distort the frequency of circuit boards and cause LED panels to strobe.
Fix 3: Replacing the LED module with a new one
If you have a proper whirlpool warranty, you can claim it free of cost. For this, you need to contact the Whirlpool Customer Experience Center. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301, and they will guide you through the rest of the procedure.
If nothing is working for you, don’t worry. New LED modules are inexpensive and easily available in stores and online. All you need is to find the model number of your refrigerator and then buy a compatible LED Panel.
The model number is usually written on the inside of the refrigerator on the left wall, or some models have their number on the back side just above the electronic component compartment.
To Change the LED module, here are a few easy steps,
- Unplug the refrigerator
- Using a little flat screwdriver, release the tabs on both sides of the module.
- Disconnect the plugs from the connector.
- Replug the wires in the connector and carefully fit the module inside the designated place.
Here are a few general tips on preventing your whirlpool fridge LED lights from flickering.
- Make sure that the area around the fridge is well-ventilated. This will help prevent the circuit boards from overheating.
- Regularly clean the refrigerator coils. Dust and dirt can prevent heat dissipation and cause the coils to overheat, destroying chips and circuit boards.
- Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommended voltage settings. If you do not have stable voltage, use recommended voltage regulators to keep your refrigerator safe.