Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
The refrig gets to 39 degrees and the freezer only gets down to 40.
Reach into your freezer and feel the back wall. If it is VERY cold then likely your freezer coils are frozen over which prevents the unit from cooling properly. There is also a Defrost thermostat that helps control freezer temp that you'll need to have checked. This is a last resort but if it's a newer frig, the computer control board would be the culprit if the others are OK.
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Sep 16, 2014 | Whirlpool Refrigerators
Your Refrig/freezer should be set as follows:
Refrigerators: 36 to 40 degrees. Ideal temp is 37 Fahrenheit. Note: A temp above 42 degrees promotes bacteria.
Freezer: temp should be -5 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit. Ideal temp is 0 degrees.
Then check the door seals around the edges to see if any splits, tears or cracks have messed up the seal. This will cause your compressor to constantly run as it's trying to cool off the warm house is being sucked into the freezer (or Refrig). A sure sign the door seals are damaged is lots of ice in the freezer door area or water pooling in the bottom area of the refrigerator.
Wait about 4 hrs after you readjusted the Refrigerator/Freezer settings so everything settles down. If you still have problems then the coolant may need to be serviced (topped off) or the motor serviced/checked.
Don't procrastinate because a water heater and Refrig/freezer are the 2 largest energy users in your home- they run 24 hrs a day.
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