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I have a Westinghouse WSE7000WA side by side fridge. Turned

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I have a Westinghouse WSE7000WA side by side fridge. Turned off the power to replace the fridge light globe , but after turning on the power, fridge does not work. Do you have possible answer ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Whitegoods
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 1 year ago.

after turning back on ,do u have lites but nothing comes on ?was it unplugged or breaker turned off ? thx randy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
After turning on fridge, the freezer section light comes on. Yes, the unit was turned off at the wall ( for 15 minutes) but not unplugged.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fridge is 5 years old, had no problem until now .
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 1 year ago.

so you turned off at breaker ? if you turned off just the controls ?then either unplug the unit or turn the breaker off for 5 min to let it completley reset then turn power back on

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did that but same results
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 1 year ago.

are the lites on ?or absolutely no signs of power ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Btw; I have discovered online, this is a common problem associated with this particular model of Westinghouse fridge but no one has the solution.
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 1 year ago.

it doesnt make sense that cutting power would affect the fridge ..can you get a extension cord and plug fridge into another outlet that you know works ,i work on this brand and havent run across any issues ?thats strange ..

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Light is on in the freezer section , but no light on in the fridge section, and electronic display is not on . Compressor fan not working
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm lost. A technician will arrive next week to diagnose problem.
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 1 year ago.

ok good luck..

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My mum called technician around. He replaced the power control board . Says it's a common problem in the Westingouse WSE7000 fridge; the power control board is of inferior quality , and usually fail within 5 years. Charged 249 aud . I could have performed the repair myself but I was at work. Oh well , all good now.
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 1 year ago.

good to hear