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I have a whirlpool fridge freezer side by side got up this morning to find all the food defrosted althogh the digital panel displays -22 and the fan is working its not freezing

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Check the compresor motor if it is working,checkif there is leaking in capillary tube and check the freon if there freon.

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Whirlpool refrigerator model ED5FTGHKQ02


the closest model i could find was ED5FTGXKQ02 instead of ED5FTGHKQ02,could you check that and also what's not cooling both sides or just the fridge section,all it does is the evap coil gets cold in the freezer and the evap fan blows cold air from the freezer over to the fridge section,couple of the ings to check is open the freezer door,you should hear the fan blowing,if not you have a bad evap fan motor,if it is blowing from the bottom up remove the second bin or draw full of food and touch the back inside wall of freezer,if there's frost or like ice on the back panel you have a defrost problem,if everything is melting in both sides the compressor isn't running,could be a bad timer located in the fresh food section up front where the controls are or a bad start device located on the side of compressor,you might hear a clicking sound every couple of minutes.let me know what you find and check the model number,open the fridge door,look up on the right side wall near the ceiling or down near the bottom hinge on the door.thanks

Jul 07, 2012 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Fridge warm, freezer has frost on back panel & is defrosting, fans work, just changed defrost thermostat, no air is moving from freezer side to fridge side, drain pan under fridge is dry


this fan needs to run when the compressor runs,check fan blade for being jammed by ice if you have this much ice on back wall as ice will stall motor,if no fan there will be no cool air to refrige compartment also the defrost drain tray will fill with water then freeze over which in turn floods the freezer floor and refrige compartments cause it cannot drain to the pan in the bottom

May 11, 2012 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

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Fridge at room temp


Good day,
two common reasons fro this.
1. The fan motor in the freezer compartment has failed and is not driving air to the fresh food compartment.
2. The second common problem is the defrost system has failed, blocking air from entering the fresh food compartment.
First indication is frost building up on the rear panel in the freezer. Remove rear panel and inspect.

Here is an excellent tutorial on defrost system repair.

http://www.appliance411.com/faq/howdefrostworks.shtml

Dec 04, 2009 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Line and air flow box between freezer and frig freezing up, we took apart, defrosted . air comes into frig, but still not cool enough. freezer works great This is a side by side model # ED25PWXAN01


If the fan is running in the freezer compartment, temperatiure is normal, and no frost is building up on the back panel in the freezer panel, then there is a good chance the return air shutes in the fresh food compartment are blocked with ice. The return ducting is just as important as the the supply shute which you melted out. Difficult if not impossible to see.
My recomendation is to empty, unplug and air dry the whole machine preferably with a fan blowing air into the fresh food compartment.
Haste makes waste with this machine. Using heat can cause the plastic shutes to melt and distort.
Should be defrosted in this manner for 24 hours.
Restart and give the machine 24 hours to recover. Common problem with Whirlpool products.
P.S. Check to see if lights go out when closing fridge door. In fact this should be your first step. Jack

Nov 02, 2009 | Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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Water dispenser keeps running


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Apr 01, 2009 | GE Profile 26.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Inside light on fridge/freezer not working.


OK, the digital logic being out reminds me of the possibility the mother board or circuit board has gone out. If you can get the complete model number on inside of fresh food compartment door frame, near bottom of door, I will be able to help you better. While I wait I will try to look up similar models and get better answers for you. Thanks, Sea Breeze

Mar 20, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Freezer side works fridge side doesnt


  1. Checking/changing a common light switch
  2. Common frost free fridge parts learn "what" is called "what" before starting your repair
  3. Compressor won't run or it is "clicking' on and off
  4. Cleaning the condenser coils
  5. Can my fridge be moved on it's side?
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  11. How to change a common condenser fan motor
  12. How to reverse the refrigerator doors on your refrigerator
  13. Help for storing an appliance
  14. How to change a common Whirlpool evaporator fan motor
  15. How to install or remove common shelf supports
  16. How long can I store food in my frost free refrigerator freezer and how?
  17. I heard a sizzling noise inside my freezer section and it looked like something on fire when I opened the freezer door. What should I do?
  18. I feel heat or warmth around my refrigerator doors...help!
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  21. My refrigerator is leaking water inside the fridge
  22. My fridge is leaking onto the floor
  23. My fridge is freezing things
  24. My fridge makes a bang noise when it shuts off
  25. My Frost free fridge will not run at all
  26. My fridge is making   screeching/squeak noises
  27. My GE SxS fridge door has dropped and/or won't open or close properly
  28. My water dispenser has white flecks in the water...what's up?
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  32. Odor complaints with your fridge
  33. Replace a door gasket on a refrigerator
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Feb 20, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Whirlpool side by side refrigerator not defrosting.


take back panel off inside freezer. check continuity thro heater and thermal fuse in series with heater

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whirlpool side by side fridge freezer alarm keeps bleeping and freezer has defrosted. the temp display on freezer shows - - flashing

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Need more info on this whats is beeping? do you have any error codes, when is was plugged in... was ALL the fans blowing.. freezer fan and fan below by compressor? was there any frost on the back wall of freezer?

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