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I have a 2 yr old whirlpool gold reefer.the freezer is on top.about three weeks ago the icemaker stopped working. I replaced the filter,but the light still blinks.I noyiced that frost was starting to appear and the fan was making a rattling noise.I believe the area around the opening was blocked .I cleared this and the frost went away with the rattling noise. the icemaker still not working. foward two weeks.freezer is working ,lower level is not working. I turn knob to #5.still no cooling,but icemaker now works and frost in freezer has returned.

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  • howard anderson Sep 06, 2009

    thanks for the help. I turned off the juice to let it completely thaw out . it now runs fine .if it frost up agian I will puta new timer in.

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When the automatic defrost system quits working frost builds up on the coils inside the freezer section and impedes airflow to the refrigerated section.
If this is the case the freezer section will begin to warm also.
You may end up having to replace a defrost timer.
----------------- now i will explain what is defrost timer.the defrost timer is the part which controls the cooling and defrosting in refrigerator.it actually spins as the coldness in the unit.after the temprature reaches to certain coolness it spins back wards and defrosts.if the defrost timer is faulty it will not spin properly and all cooling and defrosting system of the unit will get misallighned.if the timer gets faulty the cooling will reach till overfrost and then the fan the coils in the unit will get blocked due to ice buit-up and over current will be exceted by the unit to melt that ice.and in this melting ice procedure without defrost timer the unit stops completely .it can effect any section lower or upper or may be both.so the defrost timer at present needs replacement.its like a mini plastic box .the colour is mostly black or white or creamish.its located at the back of the unit in the lower side beside the compressor and compressor fan.and the cost of timer is near to $40.you can get it from www.repairclinic.com or from ar www.shopjimmy.com ----- thanks.please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya.keep updated.

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