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Member Since 24 May 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 16 2015 11:13 PM

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In Topic: Whirlpool WRF989SDAB Not Making Ice, Keeps Running

14 June 2015 - 01:09 PM

Thank you!  I'll contact Whirlpool and see what they have to say.


I've also noticed some black stuff inside the fridge - not on items in the fridge, but in certain places on the inside walls of the fridge.  It almost looks like black soot.  No clue where that's coming from.  I haven't noticed any burning odors or anything.

In Topic: Whirlpool WRF989SDAB Not Making Ice, Keeps Running

14 June 2015 - 11:09 AM

I used my IR gun and got temperature readings.  The fridge showed as 36.6 (I only opened one door and aimed at the back corner of the side with the closed door), the ice room (I'm guessing this is the compartment in the top of the fridge where it makes the ice before it's dropped in the bin) was 23.9, and the freezer was 22.9.  As a comparison I did a temperature reading on a chest freezer we have (which doesn't really have any room to move anything into from the fridge freezer), and it was so cold it just showed on the gun as "Lo."


I didn't pull out the fridge and look at the fan today, but it was running the two times I had the fridge out yesterday and opened that compartment up - once in the morning, and once in the evening.  After about 24 hours it finally did make some ice - but it's only 11 cubes, and they don't look right.  They're a little smaller than usual, and seem like they're kind of wet/melty.  Also checked some ice cream sandwiches in the freezer, and they weren't even close to solid so threw them out.  Some cookie dough in the freezer is soft - more like it's been stored in the fridge rather than the freezer.


I was searching around again and found this (which didn't come up last night for some reason).  Could this be what's going on?  My model number is listed, and the first three symptoms match up with me.  I have to admit, I don't know much about refrigerators (other than they're supposed to keep things cold/frozen) - so I have no clue where the fridge or freezer evaporators are to look at them.  Post #7 in this thread:


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