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Thermostat control Dear Experts, I have this Whirlpool side by side refrigerator model EP20PKXWN00. This has a thermostat controller - control knobs for the freezer (A B and C) and refrigerator (1 2 3 4 5). I had turned the freezer to B and the ref between 3 and 4. I was surprised that it defrost by itself after running the unit for 5 hours and the water lid pan almost filled up with water. I had it drained and adjusted the control to lower. Freezer to A and Ref to 2. Again, it auto defrost afte

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Your system most likely has an automatic defrost system. The auto defrost system should actuate every 8 or 12 hours. Under normal conditions the water from the drain pan will evaporate between defrost periods. The defrost is controlled by a timer and NOT by the temperature controls.

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Thermostat control Dear Experts, I have this Whirlpool side by side refrigerator model EP20PKXWN00. This has a thermostat controller - control knobs for the freezer (A B and C) and refrigerator (1 2 3 4 5). I had turned the freezer to B and the ref between 3 and 4. I was surprised that it defrost by itself after running the unit for 5 hours and the water lid pan almost filled up with water. I had it drained and adjusted the control to lower. Freezer to A and Ref to 2. Again, it auto defrost afte

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We have an American silver side by side upright refrigerator. It is one with water and ice making facilities and the 'sense' control on the front. A clicking/knocking noise has developed over the past few weeks resulting in the appliance defrosting over the Christmas period but with the 'sense' control remaining the same, -18 degrees being displayed for the freezer and 5 degrees being displayed for the fridge. Some leakage has occurred to the left hand freezer side. The clicking noise stops

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There are three parts to the defrost system You've taken care of the heater do now check defrost thermostat>http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php\015\012\015\012If the heater and thermostat are o ... Refrigerators

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I have 10 years old Profile, side by side refrigerator, model TPX24. Today there was water on the floor, ice was melting, and the top part of refrigerator was wormer then the bottom. I defrosted it. water was dripping from the frizer side doors. When everything was dry and cleaned up, I turned the unit on. It looks like the bottom of both feezer & refrigerator are cooler. Top of both is still worm. What could be wrong w/ my unit? Grazyna from Streamwood

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Side by Side GE Profile 21.6 cf refrid- temps good on both sides but heavy frost building on back wall of freezer- and it is running all the time. When you attempt to adjust the temp via the controls, freezer will not go off until set to zero. I think this may be due to the frost build up. Should I replace the defrost control (WR09X0489), thermostat (WR50X0122) and heater (parts list has Defrost Heater & Harness (WR51X10031) and Defrost Heater & Bracket (WR51X10032) what's the difference between

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