Refrigerator problem?


The temperature in my house is getting into the 90s and the humidity is high too. The temperature in my Whirlpool fridge (a little over one year old) is staying at 48 degrees while the freezer stays between 0 and 5 below. Turning up the control doesn't make a difference. Is this normal considering the ambient conditions? If not, what could cause this? There doesn't appear to be any ice buildup in the freezer.
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On Jul 9, 9:07am, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (---MIKE---) wrote:

Yes its normal. The air-head environmentalists whimped down the refrigerators to use less electricity and this is what we got for it. It doesnt effect the rich and famous because they had walk in refrigerators built next to their kitchens.
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Some suggestions:
1. Make sure the fridge has air circulation behind it. In other words, don't push it all the way against the wall or in a corner.
2. Make sure that where the cold air comes out inside the fridge isn't blocked by large objects. Same for the freezer.
3. Check the gaskets.
4. If you've got kids, yell at 'em the way your parents yelled at you about leaving the door open while they look inside.
5. If there's a setting that affects the temperature DIFFERENCE between the fridge and the freezer, try adjusting that.
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I would say it's most definitely NOT normal. Any refrigerator that is functioning properly should be capable of maintaining about 38 degrees with an ambient in the 90s. If there is no obvious problem that you can find, like a blocked air passage, or clogged fins on the condenser, etc, I'd say it's time for a call to the manufacturer. Temps in the high 40s are in the danger zone for food spoilage.
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On Fri, 9 Jul 2010 09:41:07 -0700 (PDT), Shaun Eli

Right. It doesn't seem like the freezer has to be below zero every day of the year, so take some of that exra coolling and put it in the fridge part.
And even 48 will keep food from spoiiing for long enough for most purposes.
On Daniel Boone a couple nights ago, they've eaten a roast and someone comes late and wants something to eat, so she goes to an unefrigerated cabinet and brings out the roast, still a lot left.
Is this historically accurate?

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No its not "normal" its should cool to near 35 in the frige section.
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1. What is the year that your refrigerator was manufactured in if you dont mind my asking? 2. How often do you open your refrigerator door? 3. What is the ambient temperature of your home at the time that you find that your frige section is cool to near 35? When I was very young (before 1990) you could open the refrigerator door a hundred times a day and the milk was still ice cold even when it was sweltering outside. The refrigerators are no longer like that. Something changed. Can you please tell me what that is?
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Yes. Your fridge is deffective.
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Units are 06-07 -08 and im refering to 16 friges tenants are happy, new friges just take longer to cool , but they cool fine
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Our nation is now controlled by environmental whackos. Who have over regulated the life out of refrigerators. Same with insulated ovens, cadillac converters under cars, cell phones that don't make calls, and 1.6 galon per flush toilets.
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On Jul 9, 12:07pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (---MIKE---) wrote:

Often the freezer is what cools the refrigerator section. I'd check for something iced up or a fan that is broken.
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---MIKE--- wrote:

There you go; the freezer is working fine, it just isn't maintaining the fridge. You either have an air leak in the door gasket, ice buildup in the duct between the evaporator coil and the fridge, or another blockage in same.
This all assumes that you have the air control (if equipped) set to the correct setting. Try moving it to the other extreme to see if the fridge gets cooler and the freezer warms up.
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On Jul 9, 12:23pm, "Jon Danniken"

An ice blockage is a good idea, but I wonder if a seperate fan is in the frige section and maybe that could be bad
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Do the new models have a heater for defrost? If so, could it be stuck "on?"
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On Jul 9, 11:07am, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (---MIKE---) wrote:

Try cleaning the coil then call warranty service, it should cool fine. There are alot of folks that cant afford AC buy have cold refrigerators, I have a building of them and they are all newer friges that work, or I would be replacing them for free.
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Typically, the refrigerator control is the thermostat. Turns the compressor on and off. The freezer control is usually a door between freezer and fridge.
Oddly, it may help to turn the freezer one number warmer.
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On 7/9/2010 3:13 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Someone finally said it. I was going to say it, but Stormin did. So I'll repeat, try turning down the freezer control a notch. That said, if it is one of the newer microprocessor controlled unit, and you are getting the temps from the control panel, you probably have to call the repair man. A friend recently had the same problem with a microprocessor controlled unit. The door channeling air from the freezer to fridge was broken and stuck almost closed. The repair guy didn't have a new one with him, so he removed the door and covered about 1/2 to 2/3 of the opening with tape, as a temporary fix. He returned in a few days and installed the new part.
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The temperature in my house is getting into the 90s and the humidity is high too. The temperature in my Whirlpool fridge (a little over one year old) is staying at 48 degrees while the freezer stays between 0 and 5 below. Turning up the control doesn't make a difference. Is this normal considering the ambient conditions? If not, what could cause this? There doesn't appear to be any ice buildup in the freezer.
---MIKE---

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Leave the door closed. You keep opening it to check the temp... DUH!
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