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WH31S1E Mini fridge - Warm freezer, compressor always running. Defroster?

maralac

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WH31S1E
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Whirlpool
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I have a mini fridge with a separate freezer. The fridge stays somewhat cool but the freezer does nothing as far as I can tell. I can hear the compressor running 100% of the time. It seems a little bit warm on the top and on the side.

Research tells me it could be the defrost timer, but I don't know where that would be?
 

Jake

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maralac

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Ah, well that makes sense, but no there's nothing frozen anywhere in the freezer. I already defrosted it - wasn't really sure if it was self defrosting or not at that point, but it had already stopped freezing.

I just got a thermometer for the fridge part. I was surprised to see that it's right where it should be, about 37 degrees F?
 

Jake

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Yes, that is very strange, because the freezer should be 0 degrees when the refrigerator is 37 degrees.

I have no clue why that's happening, sorry. This is a model I'm not familiar with and I was not able to locate any tech. data on either, so you'd need to contact Whirlpool for support on it.

Jake
 
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