Question about Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with In-Door-Ice Dispensing System

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Not keeping cold both frig and freezer side.

My wife noticed temp getting wormer and ic melting.
light comes on when you open door so there is power to the frig.
just thought i would cover the simple stuff first and the doors are closed all the way.
this is the first time this has happened.
we have owned the frig. for about 5 years.
can you help?

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  • Ron Buice
    Ron Buice May 11, 2010

    Defrost system.



    Check for ice/frost build up on the back wall in the freezer.



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First you need to check if the compressor is working properly.
Remove the rear panel and look for a cylinder with bunch of copper lines going in and out. feel those copper lines one of them should be warm and the other should be cold. Also you should hear the compressor working (pretty noisy) when the temperature in the freezer is not cold enough. If the lines are about same temperature and the compressor does not seem to work, the first place to check is the starter relay. Often the relay breaks. The part is WHIRLPOOL 2188830 2220475 RELAY. I found one on ebay.

Good luck

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • Dara Ung Jan 19, 2009

    Just want to make a correction to my answer above. The part number above is only for the Whirlpool fridge model I have. You need to find out your make/model number and get the appropriate part.

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