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I am trying to find a thermostat for a whirlpool ART 517/G any idea where I can get one

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My whirlpool 472/r,freezer working but fridge not,any ideas,thanks

You either have an iced up evaporator coil (found in freezer) due to a failure in the defrost system: evaporator defrost heater, defrost thermostat, or a failed evaporator fan motor.

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Why is the door seal warm on whirlpool refridgerator

Your refrigerator has a defrost wiring system in the seal to keep moisture out.

They run continuously on older units and some newer ones too.

Depending on the age of the fridge, some rarely have thermostats or timers on the defrost seals. But like I said they're rare to have a thermostat on the seal heater.

Those seals with their defrost wiring inside are some of the reason that manufacturers changed the defrost approach to get energy saving ratings.

Auto defrost, timers and defrost thermostats are state of the art now and cost less for you to run in your house.

If your symptom is new, or you notice the door seal heat too hot to touch, then your seals have a problem. You need to call for service because overheating defrosters may not shut off.

Warm seals are most likely a normal condition for defrost system on your fridge.

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It is often the case that if the thermostat is not working, the best route to take is to replace it rather than try to fix it, unless you have the necessary knowledge to do so. Most of the time, these are not as expensive as you would think and can be easily installed into the refrigerator. Here are some steps to follow to find out what the best route for you to take is in repairing or replacing your thermostat.

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Locate the thermostat and get all necessary model numbers, serial numbers and model codes. This information should be available for the refrigerator itself as well. Use this information to find and purchase the correct thermostat for your refrigerator.
Next, remove all power from the unit. Unplug the unit completely and make sure that it is not running before moving forward. Then, remove the old thermostat by cutting through the wiring.
To install the new thermostat, trim the lead wires to the right length. They are generally too long to start with. Terminate back into the circuit. The device will act as if it is a switch. This means that the direction or the coloring of the wires is not important. So long as you can cut off the current moving through them to the main defrost element you have no problem.
Make sure to properly dress the wires to insure that no part of them comes into contact with the defrost elements as this can cause them to melt.
Replacing a thermostat doesn’t have to be a lot of work, when you know what the problem is and can get easy access to the parts you need. Determine if your thermostat is bad by running through those tests first. When you do replace it, make sure to test to make sure it is working properly by allowing the unit to cool for several hours and testing the temperature within it.

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Whirlpool refer section freezes the food - I have the Tstat turned off, and it looks like it still is frozen. Any ideas?Thanks Tim whirlpool no frost model EHT171HKNR3

If it is running and the thermostat is turned to the off position, then the thermostat is bad, and needs replaced.
For some reason more common a problem on Whirlpool machines, but a fairly easy repair.

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Greetings! My Whirlpool 21 is not cooling on the bottom, but the fridge is OK. Art

I do not understand your question because your note says it is a top freezer, but the fridge is ok?
The bottom section IS the fridge on this type.

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I have a whirlpool refrigerator that gets too warm before cooling

u need a new dont waste ur time and get a new one and install it.....very simple to do

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Fridge frozen

hi thanks for the question yes would replace the thermostat thanks the appliance doc

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