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The Fridge stays too cold at -6.

The Fridge side is -6 and the freezer side is -15. The controls do not seem to work. What test can I do to find out what is wrong. Is it the thermostat?

Tony at email trancesleep@msn.com

It is a Whirlpool side by side fridge freezer. Model 3XEC5THGKBOO

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  • Ratkins Jun 16, 2008

    Thank you 22yooper.



    I am a plumber by trade, is changing the thermostat easy to do?

    If so, is it at the top of the inside of the fridge in the control box?



    Regards



    Ratkins

  • Ratkins Jun 16, 2008

    Thank you 22yooper



    Is the thermostat found in the inside of the fridge at the top inside the control box.



    Cheers



    Ratkins

  • Ratkins Jun 17, 2008

    Thanks for that, your information is really good. I will give this a try, it can't be too difficult.

    I will let you know how I get on.



    cheers



    Ratkins

  • Ratkins Jun 18, 2008

    Fixed, thanks to 22yooper



    Inside the control box in the fridge there is a rectangular valve. This valve is opperated by the thermostat. The valve its self was broken and therefore not closing the hole between the freezer and the fridge.

    A bit of superglue and we were away. fixed

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Yes it is the thermostat. Replace it or have it replaced.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    James Helmer Jun 16, 2008

    Yes, the control for operation is in the refrigerator section. Usually located right behind the temperature adjusting knob. Should not have to force anything. Remove the old control and install the new one in reverse order.

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    James Helmer Jun 18, 2008

    Good man.

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