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Hi, I have a Whirlpool fridge, model et18tk, at my camp. Last week we got hit with a flood and about 2 feet of the fridge was submerged in water. Since then everything has been dried out. The fridge seems to work because the lights go on when I open the doors and the fan is working. However, the fridge is not getting cold. I don't think the coil are dirty but not sure. Do you think that will work, if I cleaned it? Other suggestions will be well appreciated. Thanks!

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SOURCE: freezer works but fridge remains warm.

The same fan that circulates air in the freezer also blows air in to the fridge. If you open the freezer door and hold the door switch closed you should hear the fan running. If not you have a failed motor or motor control. Look at the back wall of the freezer section and see if there is a heavy frost build up. If so. you have a defrost system problem. Please post back with what you find and with the complete model number and I will try to walk you through the steps of checking everything.
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It has a plugged defrost drain. You may need to defrost for 24 hours with unit unplugged and doors open. UNPLUG FIRST!! f still leaks, you need to remove floor of freezer, then the back wall of freezer. Remove ice. At center rear under coils is the drain hole that is plugged up. Use hair dryer to melt ice. Pour hot water in this area to uncover drain. With hot water in area, you can put a 1/4 diam. hose or copper pipe in drain and blow into it while pressing down. It will slowly go through ice, clearing drain.

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SOURCE: loud noise from the freezer side

The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.

Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).

Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool ET18TK model evaporator fan

if cover is off there will be no air down there..was there frost on the coils ? if no then compressor is not running..if compressor is running and no frost..no freon or compressor valves shot.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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