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WRF736SDAM13 Whirlpool fridge not cooling below 45 F

Nateberg

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Model Number
WRF736SDAM13
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
Service test says the evaporator fan is on and the air baffle is closed.

sound like a bad motor?
 

Jake

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Hi,

I'm attaching your tech. data sheet below.

DO--->Service Test - 2 RC thermistor
• The board will check the resistance value of the thermistor and display the results on the Temp
Display (01 = Pass, 02 = Open, 03 = Short)

Service Test - 3 Evaporator fan motor and air baffle motor
• Turn on the FC Evaporator Fan and Air Baffle and monitor the Air Baffle feedback. SW3 (01= Fan On / Air Baffle Open. 02 =Fan ON / Air Baffle Closed.)

Your air baffle should be open not closed. So that sounds like the problem.

Here's the air baffle for your model:
WPW10479155 Control


Jake
 

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Nateberg

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I ran service test 3 and when it was flashing 01 no air was coming out the back.

when it was flashing 02 air was flowing, is there a delay maybe?

thermistors check out as well. Any thoughts? SW3 will not let me select 01 or 02 functions. It switches back and forth after approx 10 seconds.
 
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Jake

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Is the evaporator fan motor running?

Jake
 

Nateberg

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Yes, evaporator fan comes on, compressor and condenser fan come on as well. I’ve got it all apart and can see them running. Not a significant amount of air flow into the fresh food compartment, plenty of cooling in the freezer.
 

Jake

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You need to have the evaporator cover in place so more cold air gets into the refrigerator section.:)

Jake
 
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