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    • Part Number: AP3133073
    • MFG Part Number: 2200859
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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My fresh food side is set to 5 (maximum cold) and im only getting it down to 40°F. My freezer side is set to 3 (normal) and is getting down to 0-2 degress F, which I think is good on that side, but I know fridge is not, items in door like mayo feel like room temperature. I appreciate any help you can give me as to point me in the direction of the correct part to order from you. Thank you.

Ed for Model Number et8ftkxkt01

ANSWER Hello Ed, First off, check the back wall in the freezer for a frost build-up. If there is a frost build-up, you have a defrost issue. If not, this is still an air flow issue, so the diffuser 2200793 and the evaporator fan 4389142 should be checked. For that matter, there could be an item in the fresh food compartment blocking the air inlet into the fresh food compartment. If the freezer compartment is holding proper temperature, it has to be an air flow issue. This design is notorious for the defrost drain stopping up and filling the diffuser with an ice build-up. Be aware that the diffuser and a couple of other parts are Styrofoam and are easily damaged. Use a hair dryer to get them out if an ice build-up is present. This is rather time consuming because you can't use the hottest setting on the hair dryer because this will damage the Styrofoam material which is detrimental to proper air flow. This in turn directly affects the achieved temperatures. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, June 14, 2012

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