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Whirlpool french door refrigerator

Even with temp settings at the warmest (46 Fridge, 6 Freezer), the actual Fridge temp will be between 28-34 degrees. Have cleaned all the coils as best I can, have unplugged & let sit overnight, etc. but problem re-occurs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  • L. E. Jones Apr 25, 2013

    The model number is MFI2266AEB

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    John Tripp Apr 26, 2013

    Thanks for the model number. You may have a fresh food section thirmistor defective. The part number is 12002355 http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/T...

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    John Tripp Apr 26, 2013

    Here is the service manual. I would like you to follow the instructions on self diagnostics found in the manual. I will be here should you have questions. http://appliance911seabreeze.com/MFI2266...

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    John Tripp Apr 26, 2013

    Are you alble to put the refrigerator into Service Test Mode as mentioned on page 37 in the Service Manual? It looks hard but is pretty easy and really helpful in helping to find problems that may cause the air damper to stay open too long. The thermistor is an electronic thermoter that tells the computer the temperatures in the fresh food section, freezer and the duct going to the ice maker. Here is a link to an air damper http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/clic...

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    John Tripp Apr 26, 2013

    I believe that either the thermistor or the air damper is causing the fresh food compartment to get too cold. I am sending you a parts list also here http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/p...

  • L. E. Jones Apr 27, 2013

    John, Thanks for the tips! It is definitely the fresh food thermistor, the damper is working fine. When I changed the readout to the actual temps vs. the setpoints, the reading is 15 degrees higher than the actual temp. Found the part locally, changed it out and so far so good!

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    John Tripp Apr 28, 2013

    Great! I did not hear from you in a while and thought I may have given too much information to someone unable to put to use! Download the manual I may need to pull it down soon, Thanks JT

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What is your model number? With the model number I can look up the components that may be causing this problem. Example would be a defective thermister or thermostat control. Thanks Sea Breeze

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If you are sure the fan in the freezer is running and you don't feel any air flow out of the top middle vent inside the fridge section, then the damper motor must be bad. The damper motor is behind that vent cover inside the fridge section.

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when you said fans working....does it include the condenser fan? or it may have two evaporator fans..

if condenser fan is working, then it is just normal. if the compressor is running, that part would really heat up. and if it is too hot, then the condenser fan could probably not running.

its not constant because the compressor cuts off when ever the thermostat cuts off.

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Hello
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I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

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

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refridgerator

I just went through this with my refridgerator and actually posted one of the questions. Here is what I found ........

In the freezer compartment behind the panel there is an evaporator fan which pulls cold air from the freezer and pushes it up into the refrridgerator compartment. If the fan is not working it is one of three things.. 1) there is so much frost in the fan area the fan blade is stopped and cannot push the cold air into the refridgerator compartment or the air channel is blocked. 2) there is no electricity going to the fan (usually tied to the door switch of the refirdgerator compartment, and 3) the motor is dead and will have to be replaced.

Solution to #1 - defrost but there is another problem in the "frost-free" part of the system which must be addressed or the frost will return and it will happen again in the future.

Solution #2 - check to see there is power to the fan. (most are 110VAC but some are 100VDC. Use a meter and check)

Solution #3 - If there is power, the motor is dead. Replace the motor. Be aware that AC and DC motors are different and replace per manufacture's specifications.

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see if the back wall inside of freezer have ice if so you have to change tiker board or check your doors if closing

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