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Have a Whirlpool top-freezer model ET19TKXL ... the past few days neither the freezer or refrigerator have been very cold, but it acts like it is trying to function. Have adjusted the controls and such to no avail. It seems as though the refrigerant part is ok but maybe something wrong with the fan that actually does the blowing of the cold air? There is a panel at the rear bottom -- is the fan accessed here, and how can I check it? If it is the fan/blower, could a good cleaning of any dust plus some lubrication fix it without having to get a new one? What are some other things I could try, since I live in the sticks and don't have much access to or money for new parts?

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Thanks - according to the inside of the refrig - I do have a 5-year seal warrantee and a 1 year refrig warrantee - thanks for the tip. No noise coming from freezer or refrig.

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SOURCE: whirlpool conquest 2001 GS6SHAXKQ01 refrigerator side by side top part is not cooling

the first one sounds like it is slowly leaking freon.

  •  the second Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/control board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Refrigerator fresh food section cool but not cold (freezer ok).

The most likely problem is in the defrost system. Behind the freezer panel there is not only an evaporator fan, but also the evaporator itself, and a defrost heater, termination bi-metal, and drain pan (or trough). You will likely find ice build-up in the evap coil. This could be caused by the defrost timer, the heater, or the termination bi-metal.
Have a service tech look at the unit.

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SOURCE: Amana ARB2214CB refrigerator fan not working?

the fan is locted in the freezer and it blows up to the ref and it sounds like the fan quit working and needs replace to check it the be for sure take the back panel off and with the ref running test the leads to the motor and make sure you have 110 volts if you do it is a bad motor

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SOURCE: have an amana refrigerator model BC121VW bottem freezer

In the back of the refrigerator, there should be a vent. Put your hand over it and see if air is coming out. This will tell you if the fan the other poster mentioned is working. If no air is moving then either the fan is bad or the channel is plugged. If only a small amount of air is moving through, open the freezer door and check the air flow again. If the flow got much better, then the return channel is plugged. Try these steps, and if they help post back and I will tell you what to do next.

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