Whirlpool refrigerator not cooling


Hi,
I have a Whirlpool refrigerator (ED25TEXHW00) that seems to have an issue with maintaining a cool temperature. I can turn the dial on the inside all the way to off and set it to a 3-4 value again and then the motor kicks in and the fridge gets cold in a little while. When it is cooling, it does not seem to have issues getting to a cold temperature. The motor does kick on and off from time to time like it should once it is cold, but at some point the motor turns off and does not kick in again resulting in the inside gaining temperature again.
Is this something that can be fixed/replaced fairly easily? Also, are the parts available in a Home Depot/Lowe's kind of store or do you need to go to a dealer of some sort.
Any help is appreciated.
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On Aug 28, 12:45 pm, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Sounds like a problem with the thermostat, which should be fairly easy and not too expensive to replace. You have to get refrigeator parts from an appiance repair type store, either local or online.
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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:52:57 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Parts for my Whirlpool freezer (starter/capacitor) are branded/made by "Electrolux" (sp). Got them from a local appliance parts store and they where in stock.
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On Aug 28, 9:45 am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Most likely... dirty condenser, or sitting in a spot that limits air flow across the condenser. check bottom of refrig for a folded up condenser and fan, looks like a crushed bird cage.... vacuum it out completely.
it its in the back of the frig do the same. could also be a bad fan on top of that. these need cleaning once a year.. 5 years and they are toast.
it this is not the problem its any of the following,,,, bad thermostat, refrigerant leak, compressor worn out.
stat is the only worthwhile item to fix... do it yourself, a service call will be more than the thing is worth most likely
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re-reading your post...its a stat, but clean the condenser regularly regardless
Phil scott
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On Aug 28, 11:45 am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Parts and repair help available at repairclinic.com. Knowledgeable, fair prices and very quick shipping. Many folks in this NG have used their service with good results.
Joe
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Extremely expensive source to buy parts!
http://www.subzerolosangeles.com __________________________________ Sub-Zeroref rigeration repair experts in LA


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RepairClinic.com?! From personal experience and comparison, I say to that, bullshit.

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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:45:55 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

On any Whirlpool side by side cooling call the first thing I would check is that the port between the freezer and the fridge side isn't iced up. This is the little set of louvers on the wall above the top shelf. There should be air blowing out of there when the freezer fan is running. You can unplug it for a day and leave the doors open or you can take the shelves out of the freezer and remove the back inside cover. Melt the ice out of there with a hair dryer. In the future,m be sure you don't block those louvers from the fridge side. A tall box right against it will ice it up in a day or two.
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If it is the cold control, they are not too dificult for me to replace. But, then, I've got family who can fix anything, and I've employed by a couple guys who had jobs for me that required a lot of repairs and electrical.
HD has an appliance parts hotline. I've never called them, as I get mine wholesale from a bigger parts house.
Is it a H.O. job? I dunno. It is, if you're mechanically and electrically minded.
Just be sure it's really the cold control that's the problem.
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