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I have a Whirlpool Refigerator (double door, freezer over cooler). Its model number is WBM35 IX (made in 2003). Lately I have problems in the fridge. The freezer freezes the items. But there is no cooling in the fridge. Moreover I dont see any cool air being blown either in the freezer or in the cooling compartment. Could it be because of a fan failure?

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My guess is the fan has gone on it. Mine did the same thing. The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer compartment via a fan that is usually in the back of the freezer. It's not a hard replacement, if you're tech-savvy (took me about 1/2 hr.) and the part will cost you about 40 to 70 dollars, depending on where you buy it (priced mine out at $70, I think, but found a local guy who sold me one for $40. It's called an "Evaporator Fan" and I believe this link will show you a possible replacement for it (The crappy part is that you need to take the old one out to look at it to be sure).http://tinyurl.com/3so7a86 Good luck.

Posted on May 26, 2011

  • wasif54 May 26, 2011

    Thanks mate. I will go and find one in the local market here as I live in Dubai and cannot buy online. I will try to replace it by myself.

    Since the fridge is electronic, there has been a continuous beeping; could be because of it. I am just wondering if I can get the manual somehow.

  • James Burton
    James Burton May 26, 2011

    Not sure what to tell you there. I'm just one of them guys who fixes (or breaks) all my own stuff, so I have to figure stuff like that out. I had just bought my fridge for $50 and a week later I had to put the evaporator fan in it. But for $90, I still got a great deal. BTW, I know you said Whirlpool, but the guy told me that the Frigidaire ones like mine go out like once every 3 yrs. and I believe they're all pretty much the same part. Again, good luck my friend; it's bedtime.

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