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I have a whirlpool fridge in my motor home. The freezer is

Customer Question

I have a whirlpool fridge in my motor home. The freezer is fine but the fridge stays at 50 degrees. Monster to pull out so can I check anything from the front.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Stand by ill get i
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Wrt359sfym00
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not if I have to remove it
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

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Answer:

That is likely a defrost issue you need to remove the rear panel in the freezer section. If the evaporator is built up with excessive frost you need to defrost the frost build up with a hairdryer or steamer. Then you need to check the heater for continuity and the defrost thermostat for continuity as well, that is clipped to the evaporator. It has to be cold to test it and it should read continuity with an ohm meter as well when cold. If all that tests good you likely have a bad defrost control. Here is a helpful video as well.

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