Troubleshooting a Whirlpool refrigerator begins with checking the power cord. Plug in the power cord, or try another port if the cord is plugged in well. Check if the refrigerator door fails to close completely or if it fails to open normally. Examine and set the temperature of the refrigerator accordingly. The last step is finding out if the ice maker has any problems and fixing them.
Sometimes the refrigerator malfunctions because of accidental unplugging of the power cord. If that is not the problem, check the circuit breaker to ensure that it is powered on. If the power is disconnected, fix the problem immediately, and restart the refrigerator.
If the door fails to close completely or fails to open in a normal way, check the bins and shelves. If the shelves are stacked with excess food packages, reduce them, and try to shut the door again. Check and clean the door gaskets with soap and warm water because dirt can also hinder opening and closing of the refrigerator doors.
A malfunctioning ice maker can also be the source of problems with a Whirlpool refrigerator. After installing an ice maker, connect the fridge to the water supply, and shut the valve to get ice. If the ice has unusual taste or is gray, install a filter to clear out any minerals present.