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Whirlpool model # ET8TWK/ET8WTM with freezer on top. Everything in fridege is frozen even though I keep turning the dial lower. It's almost in the off position and stuff is still frozen.

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you have a defrostion issue reed to remove the back panel in the freezer behind this panel is the evaperator coil needs to be melted down because it is full of ice and frost, ahair drier will work well,put several towells down under the bottom of the evaperator to catch water runoff, after defrosting the coil inspect the defrost heater or heaters some of these can have one or two heaters the heaters are located behind metal gaurds in the evaperator if either of the heaters are bad (both)need to be replaced, if they show good then bad defrost timer or bad defrost termination thermastat wiring diagram behind frount bottom grill

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Refridgerator temperature

I think it may be a defrost system problem. If you have frost on the back wall the problem is related to the defrost timer or defrost heaters or thermostat.

Also check the condenser for dust. If plugged with dust the system can not get rid of the heat. If dust is present clean it out completely.
Remove the toe plate under the refrigerator door to check the condenser.

Posted on May 24, 2008

IFIXALL
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SOURCE: We have a Whirlpool gb22dk

1st.Check the freezer door gasket for any place it maybe torn or not making a 100% seal when you close the door.That would make temperature drop. 2nd.take off bottom kick plate so you can look under the refrigerator.Using a flashlight make sure there is not alot of lint / dust stuck on the coils .If there is remove it carefully and you will see temperature lower. PLEAS RATE THIS!

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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SOURCE: the stuff in my freezer keeps starting to melt.

Either Your defrost timer is failing and providing a longer than usual defrost time or your startup capacitor is overheating and tripping, slowing down the time you resume cooling after a defrost. Neither part is very expensive and both are fairly easy to replace.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

heatman101
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SOURCE: My fridge is not very cold.

Hi,
There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you ti figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3662945-refrigerator_not_cooling_or_fridge_not

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3771673-defrost_refrigerator_defrost_timer

heatman101

Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: I have an F&P E522B frideg Freezer, freezer works but fridge warm

Firstly you must totally defrost the unit, turn it off empty it & leave the doors open for at least a day or overnight, if the fans are working then ice is blocking the return air duct.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

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