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Refridgerator temperature Our refridgerator temperature is not as cold as it should be. Even turned on the highest number, the temp reads as 44 degrees F. Although most of our food in the top freezer remains semi frozen and some food is frozen solid., The model is a Whirlpool, ET22DK. Please let me know what you think? Thank you. Sally

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I think it may be a defrost system problem. If you have frost on the back wall the problem is related to the defrost timer or defrost heaters or thermostat.

Also check the condenser for dust. If plugged with dust the system can not get rid of the heat. If dust is present clean it out completely.
Remove the toe plate under the refrigerator door to check the condenser.

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