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Whirlpool ET18NK fridge does not get cold but freezer is ok. The freezer portion is around 15 degrees, but the fridge wont get colder that about 53 degrees. The house was empty for about 6 months, and we plugged in the fridge before the heat was on in the house. Dont know the exact temp when we plugged it in, but it wasnt much above freezing, if at all.

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  • mgcontrols Mar 09, 2009

    Turns out, the fan was frozen, and never had a chance to thaw.

    I emptied the fridge and freezer and allowed them to defrost for about 5 hours. Then started taking screws out of the freezer pan and back wall of the freezer to take them apart to clean it. After taking the vent tubes out and removing the back wall, I had access to the fan. So I plugged the fridge back in and saw the fan was not working. I gave the fan fan a little "flick" with my finger, and away it went. Started working and hasnt stopped working yet.

    I am going to buy a new fan to keep on hand in case it happens again.

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If the fan is frozen this would be cause because something in the defrost system is bad. Or you could have a open motor. Make sure the door gasket is sealing.

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