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Whirlpool Refrigerator ED22PQXDW01 temperature is all over the place in the refrigerator from 36-38 up to 52-54 degrees. it seems that the vent holes from the freezer gets ice crystals forming on it almost to a point of freezing over. all this happens when something is put in the re-fridge that isn't already cold like a plate of left overs. or anything. have had s service men look at it to no avail. fan is working in the freezer and there is proper amount of freon gas.

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  • gtrapane Aug 30, 2008

    The defrost cycle is working, the coils in the freezer side are not freezing up just..... the small vent holes between the freezer and the re-fridge get ice crystals in them. service man had the back of the freezer removed everything seems fine in there..


    Thanks But that was a good guess, i know what you mean, A kenmore i had a while back kept getting warmer and warmer in the re-fridge side, and that was the defroster, the unit had a wire burnt off it and was replaced

  • gtrapane Aug 30, 2008

    Ignorance and ego Huh
    I dont protest to know refridgeration! ....There have been 2 factory repair companies here for this refridgerator and neither have been able to fix the problem. Their solution is to start replaceing parts one at a time and see if it fixes it. I Thought you would know.... May be if you could loose a bit of your arrogance you would be more helpful to other people too. 
    Thank you for nothing.




  • gtrapane Aug 30, 2008

    Thanks for your persistence. I Will take action on the defrost problem as suggested.
    again thanks

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If it freezing it is not a freon gas problem...

Sounds like a defrost problem..

first to get it to work again.. take all the food out .. unplug it .. open the doors and wait 24 to 36 hours..clean up all the water .. then plug it back in .. it will work for 2 to 3 weeks until a repair man can come and repair it for you . or let me know and I can step you thru the repair... let me know...

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    Franklin Ouchida Aug 30, 2008

    Your ignorance and ego really shows... WHY ? do you ask for help but think you know what the problem is ..Where do you think the frost in the vent comes from...I know but there is No reason to try to help you...Thanks for trying ....Hope you get a Real tech .and he charges you some real money...

  • Franklin Ouchida
    Franklin Ouchida Aug 30, 2008

    Factory Tech are parts changers .. that is what they do..
    that is how they are trained...
    I do know you have a defrost problem.. your air flow is blocked by frost...frost is build up by warm air leaking into you vents or cabinet...this is a defrost problem .. but you would rather leave the refrigerator plugged in and call your parts monkeys.. hope you like sour milk...

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