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Whirlpool Freezer Hi, I have a Whirlpool Bottom Mount freezer. Model is EB22DKXFW01. I noticed the freezer was slowly (like over the course of a week) getting less and less cold. It still didn't go all the way warm, but steaks were getting pliable! I took everything out, removed the back panel (inside the freezer) and saw that the fins, wires, lines, etc...were caked in frost. I unplugged the unit, and let it thaw out. I took the panel off of the back of the fridge and got most of the water out of the drain pan. At this point, I have left the cover inside the freezer off to watch it and see how it does. It is freezing fine, but I am not sure that it is defrosting. The defrost timer is working, because I can hear the little motor running and the dial moves/clicks on/off. However, the fins seem to be building up frost quickly again (over the course of 2 days). Defrost heater? Thermo switch? I only know what I know from talking to people and searching the web, so don't assume that I actually know what a part looks like or where it goes (except the timer). Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! Jason

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  • calebsun Aug 31, 2008

    That was, in fact, the problem. Thanks for your input!

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Most likely you have a defrost problem. IF, you think the timer is ok then the most likely problem is the bi-metal. That is a little part usually on the top right side of the evap coil and has two wires on it. If you can find the defrost timer and advance it slowly till the refrigerator stops running, then being in the defrost postion you can see if the heater is coming on. If so you have a bad timer. If NOT, then either the heater or the bi-metal is bad. Usually it is the bi-metal

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