Refrigerator suddenly stopped cooling
Well I have a whirlpool refrigerator, with the double doors on top, and a slide out freezer door at the bottom. I noticed within the last day, or so. The refrigerator isn't cooling at all.
So I checked the freezer below, and everything is staying cold in the freezer, and I put my hand near the vent, at the back. I felt coolness, however air flow wasn't that strong.
At this point I was thinking it might be the fan not working. After that, I looked up the refrigerator by model number, and found you can run different test's, including checking the fan. So I did the fan test, and when I hit the button to turn the fan on. I heard something start running, and sounded normal. So it seems the fan is running, still I feel the air flow in the freezer should be much stronger. Being that the fan is located right where the freezer vent is.
After this, I decided to pop the cover off the front of the refrigerator vent, and behind the vent, is where the diffuser(?) is located. which at the time the door flap was open, in the state of allowing air flow into the refrigerator. However there was zero air flow, or even coolness back there.
So I'm now at the point of wondering... Why is the refrigerator getting zero air flow to it? I actually turned the refrigerator off, and the diffuser(?) closed the door, which I expected, and after turning it back on, it opened again. So that all seems to be working as intended.
I was reading of a possible blockage due to ice, and such. Which earlier I turned it off for 3-4 hours, after turning it back on, and waiting a little while. Nothing has changed the same problem is still happening. I plan to turn the fridge off overnight tonight, and see what happens in the morning.
So with all this said.. Anyone have any added idea's what might be my issue? I'm trying to fix this problem myself, as having someone out really isn't an option right now. My next step will be removing the freezer door, and getting access to the evaporator fan motor.
Anyways I figure I should include the model number of my refrigerator, for anyone curious. I would link to it on the whirlpool site, but I don't know the exact rules of posting. So I will just link the model number, and anyone can look it up on their site if needed.