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Old 06-07-2008, 05:54 PM  
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Why has my frost free refer developed a frost coating on all surfaces in freezer and noticed a warming in refer?

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Old 06-07-2008, 09:18 PM  
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Hi,

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frost free refer
Make, model#?

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Why has my frost free refer developed a frost coating on all surfaces in freezer and noticed a warming in refer?
Frost in the freezer could be an air leak ( door gasket, wire hole, ect ), also a frost free failure would be a prime suspect.

http://www.applianceaid.com/frig_notcold.html

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Old 06-08-2008, 02:10 PM  
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Thanks Jeff1, I have read the link you provided and it sounds very much like my issue.
The make is a whirlpool model # ET20PK 20.1 cu ft.
ET20PM
It has provided seven years worry free service thus far, and I hope more to come. I will study the resolve to the link and I appreciate your help.

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Old 06-08-2008, 06:24 PM  
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ET20PM
Unit will have only one model# on it....manual or use&care guide may be for more than one model.

ET20PKXAN00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXAW00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXDN00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXDN01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXDN02 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXDN03 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXDW00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXDW01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXDW02 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXDW03 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTF00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTF01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTG00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTG01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTM00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTM01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTN00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTN01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTW00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXTW01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PKXXN00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXXN01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXXW00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXXW01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXYG00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXYN00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXYW00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXYW01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount Refrigerators*
ET20PKXYW02 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount Refrigerators*
ET20PKXZG00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXZG01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXZG10 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXZN00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXZN01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXZN10 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXZW00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXZW01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PKXZW10

ET20PMXDN00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PMXDN01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
ET20PMXDN02 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PMXDN03 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PMXDN04 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PMXDW00 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PMXDW01 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
ET20PMXDW02 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATORS
ET20PMXDW03 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR
ET20PMXDW04 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR

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Most will last 10-15 years.

This link here may help as well

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Old 06-09-2008, 09:56 AM  
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i have a GE refrigerator 8 years old 11 months ago i had it serviced, tech advised i had a small leak in the system and would need to add freon later. how do i do this, and what do recommend on freon (134a)

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tech advised i had a small leak in the system and would need to add freon later.
1) "Freon" was a bastard name for R12 refrigerant gas. R12 hasn't been used since around 1994.
2) A "real" Appliance Tech should know you cannot "add" refrigerant gas to a system that you suspect has a leak or = BIG fines.
3) The system must be repaired or the remaining gas is removed and the product is removed from service.

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Model/serial tag has this info.

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As always...good to the point advice. Keep up the good work, and welcome to the triple digits. 100 helpful posts.

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:34 PM  
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Hi jeff1, Sorry about the model number. Lazy and looked up the manual instead of on refridg.
The first link sure has described the fan striking and warming issues. Wanted to post another issue with the generation of lots of water in the lower compartment about two months back. Now its not cooling prop.
Model # is ET20PMXDW03 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount REFRIGERATOR

Thanks for your interest!

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jeff1, I forget to mention the second link would not download pdf file so have no reply. May be my dialup speed, I live way back in the country.

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Old 06-11-2008, 10:29 PM  
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Yes, that link for a PDF file....70 pages worth.

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The first link sure has described the fan striking and warming issues. Wanted to post another issue with the generation of lots of water in the lower compartment about two months back. Now its not cooling prop.
A frost or ice build up can certainly leak into places that it shouldn't, but a clogged or restricted defrost drain can also leak water into the fresh food section.
http://www.applianceaid.com/frig_leaking.html

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