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Problem with Whirlpool side by side refrigerator (Model ED25RFXFW01). Approximately 6 weeks ago, I found the refrigerator had quit cooling and ice in the ice maker was melting. The top half of the freezer was warm, but the bottom half seemed to still be freezing. Unplugged the unit for about 30 minutes and then plugged it back in. The unit began cooling and performed ok for about 2 weeks when the same thing happened again. Unplugged the unit and called the repairman. At the suggestion of the repairman, I plugged the unit back in and it was working normally when he arrived. He couldn't find anything wrong, but changed out the defrost timer and relay overload as a precaution. Unit worked fine for about another two weeks and now it's doing exactly the same thing. I'm waiting on the repairman now. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like a defrost problem ...
maybe the heater or defrost thermostat is bad...

he should bypass the timer and jump the heater to see if its woking...if not then i would remove the heating element for further testing. if the heater checked ok..it would only leave the defrost timer to blame.

good luck




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