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My Whirlpool ed5vhexvb01 refrigerator stops working and I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it to work...this has been happening since 2 weeks after purchase and a tech came out and charged

It just stops running...stuff defrosts and gets warm...and I have to un-plug it and plug it back in and it starts running...this happens about once a week now...we had whirlpool send out a guy 2 weeks after purchase and he unplugged it and plugged it back in...then handed me a bill for $65...and told me it wasnt warranty...why is this happening and what will fix this problem?

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You have an unlimited warranty for the first 12 months, and are entitled to a proper repair.
Could be a factory defect.
My advice is get hard nosed with them. The people you are dealing with did not design the machine but are responsible to correct or research or worst case scenario replace the machine.
The factory will eventually compensate them.

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Check the condenser under the refrigerator is clogged with lint. Make sure that the condenser fan underneath the fridge is running properly. You can get to it through the back. Check the coils on the rear of the refrigerator and make sure they are clean and dust free. Also check the back wall or floor of the freezer section for frost. Check the evaporator fan to see if it is running. Check the condenser coils under the unit for blockage from dust. Check the condenser fan under the unit to see if it is running. If you have frost in the freezer there is a problem with the defrost system and the freezer will start to warm eventually as well as the fresh food section. If that is the problem you can check the defrost terminator, defrost heater/s, and the defrost timer or adaptive defrost control If used on your unit or the main control board if so equipped. Also check the freezer to ensure it isn't over loaded with food stuff, reason being air must flow freely threw out the entire refrigerator in order for the thermostat to work correctly.

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It sounds like your defrost circuit is having a problem. Once frost builds up on the coil in the freezer compartment, air can no longer be pulled though the fins and circulated into the fresh food compartment. You notice things start to warm up. Eventually, the freezer suffers from the same lack of circulation and contents begin to soften and melt.

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