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My two door Whirlpool refrigerator is building ice and the temperature is not working.

Is not connected to the water line but the water feeding is closed.

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  • Refrigerators Master
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What is the model number?

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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  • Luis Gonzalez Oct 31, 2012

    It's ED2FHEXSS04 from Whirlpool. I see some videos that explain that maybe the Bimetal Defrost Thermostat fails. The freezer is building some ice. If you look inside it seems like is snowing with little snowflakes.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Oct 31, 2012

    Yes, replace the Bimetal thermostat and you should be good to go. Here is a link to the part and it has a video to walk you thru the replacement process. http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/clic...

  • Luis Gonzalez Nov 01, 2012

    Thanks I'm going to change it. I'll keep you posted.

  • Luis Gonzalez Nov 02, 2012

    I changed the bimetal defrost and it seems to be working fine since yesterday I did the job. Thanks for the help.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 02, 2012

    I am glad you got it going. Thanks for using FixYa!

  • Luis Gonzalez Nov 02, 2012

    Well, maybe not to OK....it is still icing in some parts of the freezer (little bit). Could it be the defrost timer ?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 02, 2012

    You will get a little icing. Is the temperature maintaining on both sides?

  • Luis Gonzalez Nov 02, 2012

    Yes, the temperature is OK but I've noticed that the refrigerator is working for long periods of time, is this OK ?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 02, 2012

    The defrost timer is controlled by a PCB. Here is that part if you feel it is bad.http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/clic...

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 02, 2012

    Have you cleaned the fan and coils around the compressor?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 02, 2012

    Make sure the condenser fan is spinning properly and is clean also. You can put a drop or two of 3 in 1 oil on the fan motor to keep it running good.

  • Luis Gonzalez Nov 02, 2012

    Actually NOT. I'm going to clean all the refrigerator today. Also keep observing if the icing gets worst. Thanks

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 02, 2012

    OK, keep me posted. I will be around!

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Angels, sounds like your defrost drain is frozen over. When the refrigerator is going into defrost it's draining through the front instead of the drain pan. You can remove the shelves and peel off the back cover and clear the drain by pouring hot water on the frozen drain hole. If you have a baster of some sort you could try to squirt the hot water through the venting on the bottom of the panel. Another way to to point a hair dryer on the drain hole. The best method is to remove the shelves and panel and make sure the drain is clear. Catriver..post back.

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unplug it again , sounds like your drain line has frozen, instaead of defrost water going down the tube and under refrig in drain pan, becuse tube is frozen its draining into freezer compartment and eventually spilling out through front of unit. totally defrost unit and behind back wall of freezer youll see a metal trough designed to catch water, in the center (under the ice is gonna be the drain hole, pour boiling water down until it runs freely

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SOURCE: how to repair the ice dispenser door on a whirlpool refrigerator

If you will look on the bottom of the dispenser cover you will see 2 notches on the left and right side. carefully pry the cover off using a flat tip screw driver. then you will see a white switch plate that is either held on with latches or 2 srews depending on model. once this is removed you will gain access to the dispenser door. 
once you gain access I think you will find the hinges for the dispenser door are broken off. if so you will need a dispenser door repair kit form whirlpool part # 8201756 this kit includes new door and hinge repair kit. this is something you can do yourself if you are pateint and pay lose attention to detail. otherwise I would recomend a god servie company. thanks for using FixYa Peyton

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If you don't get water at the valve and it has power it is likely clogged. Take it apart and find most likely a part where the rubber has softened and clogged a hole that is supposed to open up when the valve is triggered. On mine it was at the bottom of a little metal pole that the rubber was bad. Clear the clogged hole and replace the bad seal and you should now have water.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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Hello,


Take off the back panel in the freezer. 1/4" screws. Use a nut driver or ratchet and socket with an extension.
2. Behind the frost is the evaporator and the defrost heaters. One heater in the middle and one at the bottom. They are glass tubes. If you can see the bottom heater that is great. If not use a hair dryer and defrost only the very bottom to expose the lower heater only.
3. Now in the refrigerator section at the top where the controls are, take off the long plastic piece to expose the timer. The timer should be on the right hand side and have a little circle that is slotted. Get a flat screwdriver and turn that timer slowly clockwise just until it clicks and the refrigerator turns off. This will put it into defrost.
4. Now look at that heater that you exposed and see if it glows and gets hot. If it does, then the timer is bad.
5. If the heater doesn't come on then go ahead and defrost the rest of the evaporator with the hair dryer. This will take a little while. Don't poke at the evaporator!!!
6. Once totally defrosted look at both heaters. They should look like clear glass and see a silver coil running thru them. If they look discolored at all then the heaters are bad. The heaters come as a complete assembly with the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator.
7. If the heaters look ok the only way to know for sure if they are bad is to check continuity with a meter on the plug at the end of their wiring harness. If you can check that then you can splice in a new defrost thermostat to solve the problem. However the best thing to do is replace the heaters and defrost thermostat . It is easy to install.
Follow these steps and this will solve your problem.

Hope this helpout......

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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