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I have a Whirlpool (WRN28*WG6). I don't think the thermometer switch which controls the damper gate is working. It stays open and everything in the fridge section is freezing. I need to purchase the thermometer and damper switch which controls the damper gate. Where can I get 1 one these? Temporarily, i have fixed the gate from opening and closing, but its hard to get the right temperature in the fridge.

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  • sve_chen Sep 11, 2008

    I have exactly the same model fridge-freezer and it froze my food in the fridge section. I started off reducing the temperature settings (it has no temp control in the fridge, just one dial in the freezer...) and will see how I go.

    Additionally, though, my fridge doesn't seem to have "resting" periods. It's running all the time! Is this normal? What could be the problem and can i fix it myself?

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    "Me Too" - I'm looking for a source for this thermostat, or even just a part number so I can search for the right component. There's nothing identifiable on the assembly, except the (indistinct) number PDC228SB on the damer itself.

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SOURCE: Hot point side by side electronics not operating damper

See if you have some paperwork on how to test, etc. located in a plastic bag taped up to the underside of the fridge. Pull the front vent cover off and you should see (feel) a bag taped up there with the test paperwork in it. If you don't have it let us know and maybe I can email it to you.

Posted on Dec 26, 2006

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SOURCE: Everything freezes in the refrigerator

Your damper that controls the air to the fridge side is stuck open. It can be caused by moisture getting on it and freezing it so it wont close or by a failure in the electrical circuit that controls it. There was a service bulletin from about 3-4 years ago about defective control assemblys. I have replaced several and as far as I know Frigidaire is still replacing some of them for free if they fall under the model and serial numbers that were affected.
You can tell if it is frozen by turning the controls off and thawing the damper at the upper left rear of the fridge section with a hair dryer.. After you have it thawed out, turn the controls back on and you should hear the damper door motor running. Keep your thermometer in it and check it after a while and see if it shuts off before it freezes.
Post back with the complete model and serial numbers and I will try to locate the service bulletin at my shop computer tomorrow.

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Side By Side GD5RHAXNQ00-Electrical Issue

The arcing noise is just that, a loose connection causing electricity to arc from one place to another. this is initiated by opening the door and closing the light switch. The small glow is from a small amount of voltage reaching the bulb. If you are inclined, repair it. remove the cover, look for the burnt wire or connection. If its a removable part, replace it. If not clean it up and/or make a new connection. One thing is for sure, it will not get any better and may get worse and burn up something more critical.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Freezer side cold, frige side warm

Defrost heater is open behind back wall. order new heater #wr55x10101 remove 4 screws 2 bottom, 2 top behind light shield, defrost freezer so ice is off of evap, replace heater with new one.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: The freezer section is working ok but the fridge

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Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Sharp SJ-42-WH self-defrosting fridge. Freezer

I recently had exactly the same problme with this model refrigerator. I found the problem to be the defrost timer. It is located behind the panel on the back of the refrigerator where the mains cord is located, you will need to replace it with the exact same model. I am in Australia and managed to find the exact part on ebay cheaply from a local appliance parts supplier, any appliance parts supplier that deals in Sharp refrigerators should be able to help you.

You will have to defrost the refrigerator overnight again before doing this repair.

Of course there are a couple of other components that could cause this problem, you can acutally check to see if the defrost time is moving by taking note of it's current position and then checking it every thirty minutes or so. If it does not move then it could be faulty, make sure also that power is getting to the timer as well.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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