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Whirlpool ED22TE SxS not keeping food cold/frozen

Have a Whirlpool ED22TE SxS. Found several frozen foods items starting to defrost. Frig also doesn't seem to be as cool as before. Not making any strange noises or anything? Could the condensor coils just need cleaning or is this a more serious problem?

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if my guess is correct, that buzzing sound could be coming from the evaporator fan touching the ice that builds up in the evaporator. if that is true, a quick remedy for the noise to disappear is to thaw the ice, unplugged it for a while but as ice builds up again, then the noise would come back. the original problem would be the defrost cycle not functioning well. will be in touch if my guess is correct. thanxs,

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I may have found the problem. I pulled out the Fridge again. The odor was in the water pan.

What I found was that the cooling grills in the front was caked with dust. I vacumed this area but it was not until I got down with a flash light and saw this issue. I took a small duster that uses static to pull the dust out. There was a lot. I will see if the smell starts up again.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: freezer not freezing food and fridge not staying cold enough

Check the compressor with a volt meter, if the compressor is getting proper voltage then check the relay. But this sounds like a problem with the compressor

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My bottom freezer is making ice but not keeping the food frozen

The flow tubes are blocked.You will need to defrost the unit,unplug and pull off as much ice as possible.You can put pans of hot water in the freezer.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool gold refridgerator light not working and is making funny noise

I had the same problem. Model Number GS5SHAXNL00 Light wouldn't work on the fridge side and the led's wouldn't light up. Ended up being a blown circuit path on the control board.

Check the picture.f21d241.jpg

All I did was soder a wire between the 2 points that path was connecting and *BINGO* the lights are back on!

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Hope this helps someone. To find the burned out spot just look for a little black smudge on the white plastic case when you remove the board.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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