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    • Part Number: AP4070404
    • MFG Part Number: 61005991
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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This is reapeat question but I don't know how to keep a dialog going without starting a whole new question. Sorry for the repetition...Side-by-side with freezer temp ok, fridge around 50. Unit is constantly running. Back wall of freezer had ice build up which I defrosted by unplugging. Technician recharged freon as it was supposedly low ($150) as temps on both side were high and ice maker stopped functioning. Freon recharge initially appeared to be the solution however after a day or so then fridge temps creeped back up to 50. Removed auto damp assembly (AP4070404) as per your recommendation to allow cold air into fridge side plus to test auto damp assy. Haven't tested auto damp assy yet but could my problem be the defrost control unit? I ask because I have seen that being an issue for units with the same symptoms (freezer OK but ice build up, fridge warm). Is the fridge cooled through the auto damper hole from the freezer or are there other ports to allow cold air in from the freezer? Also, how do I open the damper manually? Pull on it? I believe the spring connects the auto damp assy to the door which pulls on it thus allowing cold air to enter the fridge. Will the defrost coils block up in two days and prevent air from circulating into the fridge? Doesn't seem likely...

Joe for Model Number MSD2458GEB

ANSWER Hello Joe. Yes, 2 day will freeze back over and Yes, the air comes from the freezer back into the refrigerator. The defrost issue is the problem with the unit. Hope this helps. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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