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Whirlpool Refrigerator Frost in Freezer

Model #ET8MHKXMQ04icon, This unit had a cooling problem in the refrigerator and a frost build up in the freezer section (see photo). The defrost timer had failed and was not putting the unit into defrost, so the frost was never melted from the evaporator and continued to build up. Once the ice covers the air vents to the fresh food section it will begin to get warmer than normal. Replacing the defrost timericon did the trick.