Well, you had a power surge last night and when you wake in the next morning, you see “COOLING OFF” on display of Whirlpool refrigerator.
Then you might wonder, Why Does My Whirlpool Refrigerator Says Cooling Off? What Does That Mean?
In simple term, when “COOLING OFF” appears on display of your Whirlpool refrigerator simply it means the Cooling is turned off of your refrigerator and freezer.
In this article, we will see how to fix this issue of Whirlpool refrigerator as per different refrigerator models.
What Does COOLING OFF Mean on Whirlpool Refrigerator?
If your Whirlpool refrigerator is showing COOLING OFF on its display, it simply means cooling of refrigerator and freezer turned off.
Your refrigerator and freezer will not cool when cooling is set at off.
Turning the cooling function on and off will vary by model and refrigerator type.
If you want to turn cooling off of your refrigerator, you need to follow below common method:
You have to press and hold the LOCK and MEASURED FILL buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.
If you want to avoid accidentally locking the dispenser or changing other settings, make sure you are pressing both buttons at exactly the same time.
When your refrigerator’s cooling off, the message shows on display screen “COOLING OFF”.
Is the Cooling Function Turned On of My Whirlpool Refrigerator?
If your Whirlpool Refrigerator is not cooling properly, then you need to check whether the Refrigerator is turned on.
Some Refrigerators are not turn on automatically after power surge.
Then in case of these type of refrigerators, you need to be manually turned back them on after a power surge.
During routine cleaning, the Refrigerator could also accidentally be turned off.
You can check your Owner’s Manual for specific information on your model about how to turn the Refrigerator Off and On.
How to Turn Cooling on and Off on Whirlpool Refrigerator?
As we mentioned above, turn the cooling function back on will differ by model and refrigerator type.
You can go through your Owner’s Manual for specific information on your model for turning cooling on and off of your refrigerator.
Common Method to Turning On or Off the Cooling function Of Whirlpool Refrigerator
Following is a common method to Turning On or Off the Cooling function of your Whirlpool refrigerator.,
For turn cooling off you need to press and hold the LOCK and MEASURED FILL buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
When cooling is off, you can see “COOLING OFF” on the display screen.
For turn cooling back, press and hold LOCK and MEASURED FILL for 3 seconds again.
Here are some easy steps to turn On/Off cooling of specific Whirlpool refrigerator model.
Whirlpool Gold Side By Side refrigerator
If you have Whirlpool Gold Side By Side refrigerator you can turn OFF and On cooling feature by following way.
For turning off the cooling feature in Whirlpool Gold Side By Side the refrigerator, press and hold “Lock” and “Filter” at the same time for three seconds.
“Cooling Off” message will appear on the control display of your refrigerator.
If you want to turn on Cooling feature, press and hold the same buttons for three seconds.
If you have old model of Whirlpool Side By Side refrigerator, then for turn Cooling on, you have to hold Freezer temp and Fridge Temp button for three seconds.
For turning off cooling function, you need to hold same button for three seconds.
Whirlpool W10439277 Refrigerator
Your refrigerator and freezer will not get cool when cooling function is turned off.
To turn cooling off on your Whirlpool W10439277 refrigerator you need to press and hold the SMART GRID and FILTER buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
In this way you can turn the cooling Off.
When cooling is actually off, “COOLING OFF” will appear on your refrigerator display screen.
Now if you want to turn the COOLING ON, press and hold SMART GRID and FILTER for 3 seconds once again to turn cooling back on.
In this way you can Turn Cooling on and Off on your Whirlpool W10439277 refrigerator.
Whirlpool Refrigerator 12828185A And 12828188A
Cooling On/Off button turns off cooling for both compartments fridge and freezer of your Whirlpool refrigerator.
It does not disconnect power to your refrigerator but just turn off/ on cooling function.
For turning off the Cooling, press and hold Cooling On/Off button for 3 seconds.
Once cooling is turned off the LED will light up to indicate that cooling is Off.
For turn the Cooling on, press the Cooling On/Off button again. The LED will turn off once the Cooling is On.
Whirlpool WRF757SDEM Refrigerator
Your Whirlpool WRF757SDEM refrigerator and freezer is not get cool at all when cooling is turned off.
For turning Off cooling on this refrigerator, press and hold LOCK and FAST ICE button at the same time for 3 seconds.
Once the actually cooling feature gets off, “Cooling Off” will blink seven times and then remain lit.
But keep in mind, you have to press both buttons at exactly the same time to avoid unintentionally locking the dispenser or changing, other settings.
When you set cooling off, the dispenser paddles and all controls except Lock and Fast Ice are disabled.
If you want to turn on Cooling, press and hold LOCK and FAST ICE for 3 seconds.
If your Whirlpool refrigerator shows, COOLING OFF on its display, you don’t need to worry.
Now you know why does your Whirlpool Refrigerator says Cooling Off and different ways to fix it as per different refrigerator models.
Though it is very simple to fix it, you should bear in mind that the process is bit different as per different refrigerator model.
You can also go through your Whirlpool Refrigerator manual to get the right solution.