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Burnt smell in upright Whirlpool freezer

We have a whirlpool side by side fridge / freezer, last night we heard a weird pop and when we opened freezer this morning it smell like burnt plastic and their was a pale grey residue on the white sections. Freezer still cold though and food still frozen?

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It may have been the door frame heater, mine went bang as well. If the door frame isn't warm, that is it.

The heater stops the gasket sticking. It could be other things though, circulation fan, defrost heater, defrost timer or similar. Time will tell.

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