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Turns off won't turn back on unless you move thermostat

Whirlpool refrigerator model number ET*MTKXXKQ 0 0. refrigerator manufactured 7/1/2009. We have this refrigerator at a beach house so we are gone for weeks at a time. Lately the frig will shut off (not sure when ) and doesn't come back On so everything warms up. If you adjust the temp control it will come back on and run fine. we're only here 3-4 days at the time and it will run fine but when we come cack a couple weeks later it will be off again

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Sounds like a defective cold control ( off/on thermostat).
They will tend to stick in the off position. Your moving the knod unsticks it.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
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The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
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Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
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make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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