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Hello, I have a Whirlpool refrigerator that is just over a year old (Model #ER8YHMXSB00). The freezer seems to be working fine but the refrigerator will not cool below approx. 50 deg F. This just started yesterday?? Thank You..........

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Hi,

Refrigerators and Freezer combination units have one common compressor and coolant for both units. If the refrigerator section is not getting cold I would check the following.
The cold zone is not blocked by a bag or box? The cold zone would be the coldest part of the refrigerator which vents the cold air from the freezer to the refrigerator.
Is the fan working on the refrigerator to vent the cold air to the refrigerator? You should be able to hear it when you hold the door switch.
The thermostat is not working which I have found most common is the thermistor is not registering the correct temperature causing the fan not to turn on.


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