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Whirlpool Refrigerator not cooling properly

I have a Whirlpool Model ET1PHKXP03 It is not working properly. It will freeze the food in the freezer and then it will warm up and it thaws. It goes up and down. It has one one control unit in the Fridge area for both freezer and Fridge. I cleaned the coils of any dust thinking that might be part of the problem but that did not work in fact it seemed to make it worse.
I am thinking it is the thermostat or maybe the automatic defrost is bad.
If it has a computer board in it then that may be bad and then I will just replace the thing. Unit is about two years old

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  • saif613 Mar 06, 2008

    when we switch on the refrigerator lights & fan getting work but

    there is no cooling , only the hotness will appear

  • chris aube May 11, 2010

    is the divider between the freezer and refrig. warm?

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If the top of the freezer is hot and the bottom is cold the condenser is frozen/defroster is burned out. (most common problem, specially at 8 years.) Take the inside back panel from the freezer and check to see if the condenser is frozen over. In the bottom of the freezer is a quartz bulb that turns on every so often to melt the ice off the condenser. ($30 part) If the freezer top is cold and bottom is hot and the outside of the frig is very hot. The control board went bad and is not running the compressor/fan correctly. There are online sites that can tell you how to remove and test the board with an ohm meter. ($75) There is a fan behind the ice maker, but it is rare to go bad. There is usually 3 thermostats in the freezer. They are usually good for 20 years, and if they went bad, the frig usually wont run, but you can test them with an ohm meter. ($12 each)

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I would try replacing the defrost timer and cleaning the condenser fins.

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SOURCE: ice build up in back section of a Whirlpool no frost top freezer refrigerator 66"hx30"wx27"d

your sure the defrost cycle works? sounds to me its not. you need to remove the freezer back and check the defrost components. or put it in the defrost cycle and see if it is working. to get that much frost as you describe the dor would have to be left open. also check all door seals. let me know what you find and we can go from there

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator Freezer warm, cracking noise

8yr old? Buy a new one. The cracking sound is from expansion and contraction of the cabinet and ice cooling or defrosting. It can be as simple as a bit of a top up of refrigerant, but can also be that your compressor has worn down the valve plates and therefore is not producing sufficient pressure throught the system.

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SOURCE: 3 YEAR OLD FRIDGE. DEFROST PROBLEM. FREEZER NOT

Your refrigerator has a defrost timer located inside the fresh food compartment if bad this will stop the defrost, I did not see a circuit bort for the model ED5FHEXMQ Make sure your model is correct because it will mislead any attemp to give help, Thanks, Sea breeze,
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SOURCE: Foul rotting vegetable type odor in top of Kenmore refrigerator

If the icemaker motor or heater short out it will cause a foul odor. I have never heard it described as cooked broccoli, but it can be pretty bad. Remove the icemaker and inspect the bottom of it where the heater element is and remove the white cover of the motor and look in there. You can take the three screws out of the motor module and see if anything is burned on it.
If you can rule out the icemaker, the next things to check would be the evaporator fan motor and defrost heater. Generally, if a fan motor starts causing an odor it will stop running completely and if a defrost heater goes out it will quit defrosting. It is possible, but unlikely, that something has gotten into the evaporator area and is sitting on the defrost heater so that it is "cooking" during the defrost cycle.
Check the icemaker first, it is the most likely cause of the odor. Post back with complete model number if you need further assistance and we will go through checking everything else.

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SOURCE: whirlpool Model # GB2SHTXTS00 refrigerator not cooling.

Sounds like the defrost timer is not tracking the time properly. The unit needs to defrost once every 6-8 hrs. in order to work. Make sure the inside (evaporator) fan is running ok. If it rund for a few days and then warms up in the refrigerator section (coil iced), then the defrost timer is the culprit.

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What is your model number? This model number will be very important in resolving the problem your refrigerator may be having.

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Can you look at the rear wall of the freezer and see if frost is building like in this photo HERE If this is happening on the wall of freezer this is what it will look like behind the rear wall of the freezer HERE Here is a link to a post with the model number HERE Having the model number helps determine just what components may be defective and causing the refrigerator to warm up. Let me know what your model number is and what you see going on. If this is not happening this way tell me so I can advise you on resolving the problem. My contact me information can be found at the top of my website Thanks Sea Breeze
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