Whirlpool ET22DMXBW00 Fridge not cooling
Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:09 PM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:01 AM
Low on freon would generally just see the frost stopping at a row of the evaporator coil then from that point on the coils would just be moist and cool/sweaty.
Make sure the defrost heater isn't staying on while the compressor is running, make sure the fan is turning the correct direction, (which I believe would be CW from looking at the picture).
With the evaporator cover in place and the fan running do you get a good air flow coming out the ports at the top of the freezer, (the plastic fan shroud)? If the air is flowing out there then the fan is going in the correct direction and air should be also coming out in the refrig unless that air channel is blocked or the rod to the damper control in the refrig section has came loose and the damper is in a fully shut position.
Another thing to try is open the freezer door and see if air is then is able to be felt coming out the air diffuser in the refrig section. If this works then the return air channels are still plugged with ice. Did you let the unit sit opened and off for a couple days to make sure any ice that might be plugging any air channels had a chance to fully melt?
Edited by Budget Appliance Repair, 26 July 2012 - 08:04 AM.
Willie's Budget Appliance Repair
Eureka, CA 95501
Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:56 AM
The fan is running in the correct direction (assuming the correct direction is blowing air toward the back), there is no air coming out of those top ports at the top of the freezer, nor out of the air diffuser in the fridge. This is what is leading me to think the fan has lost power.
I spent some time yesterday with a turkey baster, very hot water and a water line tube for poking and could not find any ice in that back duct leading to the fridge. I was able to push the water line from the port in the fridge all the way up through into the freezer with no resistance.
There is nothing obstructing the two holes that I assume are the return air ports, the 3-4 inch slots on either side of the back floor of the freezer that open into the refrigerator. No ice anywhere. Won't be able to do a full shutdown for a long period until the new fridge arrives and cools down. This one is still sort of keeping my condiments cool, prob should throw them all out and start over though, don't want to die of food poisoning.
The damper, which I assume is the one marked "freezer" and that opens and closes in that duct, is working just fine. I did ask yesterday what the refrigerator warmer/colder dial was supposed to do but no one has answered that yet.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:13 AM
Servicing Southern Manitoba, Canada
Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:17 PM
Evaporator Fan Motor 2169116
The manufacturer has replaced part number 2169116
with this item, part number 482731
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