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Whirlpool with bottom freezer ok but upper refrigerator not getting cold

Just happen this week with power outage of 45 mins.

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Does the compressor kick on?

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

catriver
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SOURCE: Amana bottom freezer/ refrigerator

Geezer, sounds like a defrost issue. I usually find the bi-metal to be the culprit on this model. Check out the pic. You will have to remove the back panel in the freezer and defrost the evaporator. Remove the ice maker if there is one. The back cover has 4 quarter inch screws. remove those. The air vent has 2 plastic clips one each side and one on the bottom, push in and pull the grill off. The thermistor cover has a slot for a flat blade screw driver,push in and pull the cover off. The thermistor will now slide behind the back panel. Check the bi-metal for buldging. As long as the evaporator fan is working, it's probably a defrost problem.

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

the dr
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SOURCE: whirlpool refrigerator with top freezer either model GR2 or 9FHTXT will not keep get cold

Sounds like the defrost drain has become iced over or clogged. This is why the ice builds up.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

huuum
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SOURCE: fridge/freezer not cool.

Hello
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

I believe your problem is an old thermostat or compressor !
How old is it?

My advice is do not put good money into bad!
A new fridge will pay for itself in a few years by using a lot less electricity!

Here is an interesting report I just read!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!

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Thank You, HUUUM

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: My whirlpool refrigerator (8 years old) is not cold and hums

Possible of 3 reasons.

1) Defrost bimetal is open and not allowing power to heater element in evaporator coil in freezer.

2) Defrost timer is not going into defrost, motor stopped moving.

3) Evaprator fan motor is not rotating. Possible motor.

First check for frost in the back panel of the freezer section.
if there is frost and the fan is operating, would suggest manually putting unit into defrost, depending on particular model. may be a switch you can move with a standard screw driver to get the fans and compressor to shut off. If you find this either. Top of fridge in refrigerator section below temperature selection controls. Or remove toe plate, the pretty decor under the door. and it will be in there.

If this is an electronic style, look under that toe kick and there is a technician's sheet that will explain how to get into defrost.

Allow 10 minutes for heater to heat, listen for water sizzling on heater element. if this does work. you will need the defrost timer.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, We have a whirlpool eb22dkxfw01

need to check for ice build up in air vent. if not make sure you hear your evap fan blowing in the freezer section. this blows your cold air into the fresh food side. do you have ice build up on rear wall of freezer section?

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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