Question about Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with In-Door-Ice Dispensing System

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Ice forms on the evaporator and not cold. Pls advise. I have checked the what I think is the thermostat ( numbers on body L7. 4-15.2C J9845) it is defective/corroded inside. If this is the problem where can I purchase the spare

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It can be the tthermostat and you can try and get one from the whirlpool service support or an ewuivalent , take this type along to compare.
The connections/mountings are important and a similar one can be sourced.

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