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The freezing and refrigerator compartments of my Whirlpool refrigerator began to warm up yesterday, and there is essentially no cooling today. The interior light works, and the fan on the lower par of the refrigerator in back works, but the air blowing out the back is rather cool and not warm like you would expect. The refrigerator is a Whirlpool Designerstyle 20. Any suggestions?

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Greetings fjehlert,

Usually this is indicative of a freon or compressor problem. I would suggest contacting a repair center as soon as possible.

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Dorothy
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Whirlpool S20b American style f/f. The fridge is very cold and some foods are freezing.


Suggest lowering the refrigerator set point to a lower number such as 3. There is usually an indication of normal setting on the adjustments. Wait 24 hours and check the refrigerator compartment again. Use a thermometer to record the temperatures. The meat compartment will be normal just below freezing. If no success then read the following.

One reason that this occurs is that the unit is working near continuously to reach the freezer temperature. Another words the unit is not capable or cooling the freezer to the prescribed temperature. The result is the excess cooling eventually reaches the refrigerator section causing the refrigerator to freeze. The unit will if this is the case run nearly continuously. This situation is counter intuitive. Freezer not reaching set point, excessive cooling over cools refrigerator therefore refrigerator freezes.

The cause is either the freezer door/seal is not closing or sealing the freezer compartment or the compressor or defrost cycle is not functioning properly.

Check the freezer door seal using a strip of paper. Check to see if air is flowing from the vents in the freezer. Using a thermometer check the temperature of the freezer. Listen for and record if the compressor is running or not.

The normal freezer temperature is around '0' Fahrenheit. If no or little air is flowing from freezer air vents look for ice on the back wall. If ice is present it is likely the auto defrost cycle is not working. Attempt to defrost by hand which requires several hours with everything removed.

Check that lint and dust has not blocked the coils under the unit and that the lower fan is running. Usually warm air exits from the machine grill in the front. Remove the grill and check for air flow and debris buildup. Vacuum if necessary.

And unfortunately if the compressor runs continuously and no air blockage underneath would indicate that the cooling capacity is reduced requiring a major service or replacement.

Hope this helps?
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Can you tell me why please?


All the big cooling happens inside freezer compartment. Freezer gives little cool air to fridge compartment. Now when the vent blocks that little cold air cannot go into fridge compartment. Thus your freezer works good but not fridge compartment. Milk goes bad but frozen meet keeps good.....

Vent freeze up either due to defrost problemt, defrost drain line problem, Evaporator fan problem or even can be your damper motor not opening due to unit failure or frozen damper door.

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The top compartment in the refrigerator is cooling effectively. But the lower compartment in the same refrigerator is not at all getting cool. Why is this so?


your damper vent door from the freezer to the refrigerator compartments is either stuck or frozen shut from moisture,sometimes they break and jam too,if this door doesnt open and close your food will get too warm or cold the door needs to move to keep the temperature correct

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Drain water freezes in the back of the freezer compartment and no cold air gets to the bottom compartment.


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I CLEANED THE INSIDE OF MY REFRIGERATOR TODAY AND NOW IT WONT COOL. THE FREEZER WORKS FINE. I HAD IT OPEN QUITE SOME TIME. THERE IS AIR FLOW INSIDE THE FREEZER BUT NONE IN THE REFRIGERATOR . DID IT FREEZE...


Did you leave the freezer running while you cleaned the fridge? Warm air from the outside latches onto the cold frosty areas and has stopped the fan or auger. Suggest you switch off unit and defrost completely. Then retry.

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If the compressor is running but the unit is not cooling you may have lost the refrigerant.  See if the condenser coils at the back or bottom are hot.  If they are only warm then the refrigerant is low and can be recharged.  Service tech should check for leak in coolant system.

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Side by side whirlpool refridgerator GD5SHA is no longer cooling


Your refrigerator has an Adaptive defrost board inside the fresh food compartment that is the number one reason I think your refrigerator is not cooling. Reading your post you mentioned this just suddenly began to happen. Can you hear the compressor running? Is your fans blowing inside the freezer and below the refrigerator? Can you feel warm air coming from back and under refrigerator or cold air blowing inside freezer? Click on link below and enter your model in search feature. You will see 36 similar choices, just make sure you choose one that has refrigerator beside the model number. When you get to the correct page choose photo 10 control parts click it and you will see the Adaptive defrost listed in photo as item 6. Let me know those other things I asked in this message so I will be able to help you better, Thanks Sea Breeze
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Upper Fridge Too Warm


We had a warm fridge and super cold freezer.....we unplugged for about 20 minutes and the fridge started to cool down again.... but only for a few days then back to warm.

We ended up unplugging and "defrosting" the whole unit for 24+ hours ....Now it works perfectly again.

I think it happens when one or both of the doors is not shut or sealed all the way and engine works too hard and "freezes" up the fans or some other part of the system.......I am just happy I did not have to buy a new fridge.

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