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Whirlpool Refrigerator WRT318FZDM02 - Freezing fresh foods.


Feb 11, 2022
Model Number
1-5 years
Hi All,

I have been having some trouble lately with my Whirlpool Fridge, about a week ago I noticed a strange noise coming from the fridge almost like a whooshing (more like when you have a garden hose and are filling a kiddie pool and it hits the plastic), then my fresh food was starting to freeze.

What I have done so far has taken the panel off the back bottom portion of the fridge to clear out any debris/dust/pet hair. I have also taken apart the inside of the freezer and looked at it. I will attach pictures here. It looks like its freezing in one spot, I am not sure if that is what it typically looks like. I let it melt and dry out and tried to re-adhere the adhesive where the frozen bit was, but doesn't seem to do the trick - in 24-48 hours its already rebuilding back up.

Any help would be appreciated.


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If frost is only forming in that one spot it would usually indicate a refrigeration system problem. The sound you heard might possibly have been the sound of refrigerant leaking out but not necessarily.

It will need a qualified refrigeration technician to look into further. Check your warranty papers as the sealed system may be warranted for up to 5 years. For any warranty you'll need to call a Whirlpool factory authorized service depot or Whirlpool them self to arrange service.

I however don't see how the fridge compartment could freeze food with it only frosting that minimal amount.

Dan O.

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