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My fridge is a Whirlpool side by side about 25 years old, model # ED19TKXMNR0. Got up one morning, opened the door and the interior was soaked with condensation. I could hear it running but not as loud as usual, like it was idleing. Checked the freezer temp, 40 degrees. Looked like it was not running for 3 or 4 hours. I panicked ! Twisted the temp control in the freezer back and forth a few times, nothing. About 10 minutes went by and it started to run and cooled down to normal. This was last Sunday morning, has been OK since. What's going on, is it ready to die or can I fix this. This seems like it could happen again and maybe not come on.

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Hello,

From what you posted, there is nothing wrong with your refrigerator, your refrigerator was only going through defrost, that was the reason for the interior that was was soaked with condensation, while the refrigerator was idle, it was on defrost, this is a normal process on refrigerator when ice are build up at the back of the refrigerator, to under defrost, so relax, whenever you see your refrigerator undergoing defrost.

Your refrigerator is still in good shape for now, so don't bother yourself on this.

Take care.

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