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I have a whirlpool arc4170 (freezer on top) and recently noticed that the fridge compartment was warming up. The freezer seems fine as does the freezer fan and ducting to the fridge compartment. All the fridge seals are also fine. I noticed that this model has a thremostat in the fridge compartment but it is not physically wired to anything? you can remove it completely from the fridge with no effect? I've read a few threads on here relating to similar problems hoever none of them really apply. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • andeangnat Jan 28, 2009

    I also have the same problem as lukemain. The freezer is fine but the
    fresh food compartment is now at around 14 or 15 C. This fridge isn't
    even 2 years old!

    If someone could please help, it would be very much appreciated!

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Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.


If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…


Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

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