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KevinWhiteJA, Home Appliance Technician
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My whirlpool American type fridge/freezer alarm for the freezer

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My whirlpool American type fridge/freezer alarm for the freezer side keeps on bleeping and it looks like things are starting to defrost any suggestions please

KevinWhiteJA :

Hi, welcome to Just answer

KevinWhiteJA :

Please tell me its complete model number

KevinWhiteJA :

and how old is it ?

Customer: 8586 173 15000 or 11. 0508 014433
Customer: it is about 6 years old
KevinWhiteJA :

The E nr is usually located on the left side

KevinWhiteJA :

8586 173 15000 or 11. 0508 014433 is not the correct number

KevinWhiteJA :

please check again

Customer: Ok I will look for it and get back to you
KevinWhiteJA :

ok waiting

Customer: The only other numbers I can find on the label
Customer: 554 214 340
Customer: 522 167 335
KevinWhiteJA :

The problem is due to the defrost system of the unit, the extra frost that occurs at the back of the fridge prevents the compressor to cool the refrigerator. This frost will block the evaporator fan motor from blowing the cold air around and the fan blade can also hit this frost and either becomes noisy or stop altogether. If you have already checked the rear of the unit and there is no ice & the fan works fine then the problem is with the defrost thermostat or defrost heater...however..replacing both is recommended

Customer: Thank you for your help
KevinWhiteJA :

are you willing to replace this yourself ?

KevinWhiteJA :

You can also leave it unplugged for around 24 hrs

KevinWhiteJA :

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