Whirlpool warm fridge

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Whirlpool warm fridge

Hello I have a Whirlpool ED5THAXMS00 and the freezer stays cold, but the fridge only gets down to 48-50.

I cleaned the coils underneath (had buildup) still same results.
No to little ice on the condenser, condenser fan works, resistance on the heater element. Drain is clear. The compressor kicks on and stays on, and cycles.

I unplugged it and manually defrosted anyways. I can feel air going into the fridge from the freezer. I even put a stick in the vent to make sure it stayed open.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advanced.
 
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Old 01-04-15, 09:27 PM
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The condensor is under the fridge where all the dust hangs out. Always good to keep that clean.
Is that fan running ok ? It should only run with the compressor running.

Inside the fridge is the evaporator. That also has a fan that blows air thru the coil into the freezer and the fridge. Is that fan running ?

Check and see if the freezer is at or near 0.
 
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Thank you for the quick response. Let me re-word that.
The evaporator has little to no ice before manual defrost. The evaporator fan runs.
The condenser fan runs while the compressor is on. The freezer temperature is just below 0 degrees.
 
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Old 01-05-15, 08:42 AM
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Do you currently have the air damper to the fridge blocked open ?
There should be a mechanically controlled damper near the temperature control area and controlled by the left knob.
 
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Yes I literately have a pen sticking inside the damper (top back of fridge) to keep vent open. When I got home from work I have good temperatures fridge 32 to 35 and freezer -5 to 0. If i remove the pen I'm afraid I will get high fridge temperatures again.

The control you are mentioning, is it the knob labeled "freezer" ?
My ice maker is making ice on the regular. (used entire ice bucket in a cooler)
In this picture I have the faceplate off and held just below for labeling.
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I still hear alot of 'popping' (isolation?) more than normal.

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I see in the parts list a damper assembly that is manually operated by the freezer temperature control. Then I see a mention of an automatic damper but little info on it.

Can you check and see if the freezer temperature knob actually controls that damper ?
If not.... I'll look further.

Whirlpool Refrigerator Damper Control Assembly W10151375 - Repair Clinic
 
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When I came home from work (fridge constantly shut 10+ hours), temperatures were good as mentioned below. After normal use (same use past 4 years) temp in fridge back up to 43+ or higher.

I get no resistance with the stick (pencil) in the vent with the freezer knob turned all the way clockways or counterclockways.

In the meantime I removed what I have stuck in the vent. Will report in the morning the temps.

Thanks again for the help.
 
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