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Whirlpool side by side refridgerator doors rusting

I have white vinal(?) covered doors that are rusting.

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    We have the same problem with our Whirlpool Side by Side as well. Modell number listed below.



    ED25PQXDW04 manufactured in 1997

  • Steve Mar 24, 2012

    This looks like a very commone problemhttp://whirlpoolrots.blogspot.com/2012/0...

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Sounds like an older refrig, we call that "refrigerator cancer", its rusting from the inside out. your inner insultion has become saturated w/ moisture and is just rusting away now, you can try covering witha rustolem might buy you some time only other way is to replace entire door and thats a few hundred dollars

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