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MY FRIDGE ISNT GETTING COLD

MY FREEZERS FINE. BUT NO AIR IS COMING OUT OF THE FRIDGE, THE SHELVES ARE COOL ALTHOUGH

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Whilpool uses a fan at the back of the freezer to circulate air. If it burns out, the fridge will still cool, but not as well.
However, these don't usually burn out. What usually happens is that ice builds up and prevents air from circulating. If that is the case then you probably need a new bimetal temperature sensor on your cooling coils. This sensor sits at the back of the freezer (behind the wall) and tells the fridge when to defrost. If it doesn't then the ice will plug up the vents and may even stop the fan from working. Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

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    sreenivas davuluri May 03, 2014

    Hi William, Our Whirlpool Model is WRF989SDAM. We are having similar issue. The freezer works like a charm and the refrigerator is not working at all. The food is going bad. We are finding that ICE is building up near the Vegetable section of the fridge and it looks like it is blocking the cold air from the Freezer from circulating into the Fridge. Do you think this could still be the issue with Bimetal Temperature Sensor? The fridge stopped working almost two months ago. Any Help is much appreciated

  • William M. T. May 03, 2014

    Hi, Davuluri.

  • William M. T. May 03, 2014

    Some fridges use a timer for the defrost, but not so your model. It relies entirely on the temperature sensor. When it sences an ice build up it turns on the defrost cycle.

  • William M. T. May 03, 2014

    Oops! I just noticed that yours is the French doors model. Sorry, I'm not as familiar with this one. You might try someone who knows this model better than I do. Cheers.

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