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The infrared receiver is flashing in the freezer of my whirlpool refrigerator

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SOURCE: whirlpool refrigerator side by side Ice control

its a defrost sensor that reads the inside temp of your freezer so it knows when to defrost need to close it so it wont allow th freezer to freez up.

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SOURCE: I heard a dripping sound and discovered it was

The common thing is the water line hook up to the back of the frige. First find the shut off. It is usually under the sink or behind the fridge. Roll the fridge out slowly so as not to damage line further. Also roll it straight as not to damage floor. Once u turn off the water line listen to make sure the water drip has stopped if it stops thats the problem. The line is very easy and simple to change yourself. You can get the plastic ones or copper one at the home centers.
moz-screenshot-1.jpgThe water shut off can look like this behind fridge....
or like this if its under sink either way follow the line from fridge to find it.

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