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Our freezer and fridge do not stay cold enough, the condenser in the back of the freezer is frosting up and plugging air vents to fridge and freezer. it is awhirlpool fridge about 7 years old.

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Your refrigerator has a defrost problem most likely. I will need the model number usually found behind the fresh food door and down near floor. Because there are so many versions I need that to lead you to the problem. Thank You.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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    John Tripp Jun 20, 2009

    Thank you for your vote, if you need anything please let me know. The reason I asked for your model number that was only so I could point you in the correct direction. Some models have timers and others have something called Adaptive Defrost. some have problems with defrost element. If you find the model number that also gives you something to look for. Your answer came back quickly so I assume you found the problem? Thanks, Sea Breeze



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