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Freezer cold but not fridge

Whirlpool ET21DKXDW03 ,Top Freezer
Freezer is cold, a little frost, Fan is running...fridge is not cold enough. ..condenser area clean,condenser fan motor is running, there are 2 holes that the cold air travels to fridge from freezer. There was a build up of frost in freezer and ice in the holes. I defrosted but still fridge is not cold enough and tomatoes get "fuzzy" ! :-)

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  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    I purchased MODEL# ET1PHKXPQ(165423) TWO WEEKS AGO. Within the last cuple days the same problem developed. The back of the freezer (center and vent filled with ice and fridge will not stay below 50 degrees.



    I removed items from freezer, thought maybe vents covered, but temp problem persists in fridge.



    Any solutions? I was thinking I unplug, allow to sit for a day, allow ice to disapate, and try again?

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    whirlpool wrx38rwh6 freezer and fridge compartment is not that cold

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Too much ice bulid up will stop enough cold air being blown into the fridge.Try turning it off letting all ice melt then turn it back on again and set thermostat at a lower temp.There may be ice you can't see.

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