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We accidentally left the freezer door just barely open overnight. The freezer started to thaw somewhat, but we caught the problem before anything had to be thrown out. In other words, there wasn't a lot of defrosting. We removed the removable part of the ice maker and thawed the solid clump of ice cubes and then put it back in. The frezer made more ice cubes, but won't dispense them any more. We then unscrewed the lower portion below the ice maker to see if anything was blocked in there (the part where ice would leave the holding container and come out through the dispenser), but it looked clear. Could there still be melted the refrozen ice blocking the ice from coming out? Did some sort of motor burn out? Would defrosting the freezer fix this somehow and if so, is there any way to do that without emptying the fridge portion too? Thanks!

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Yes ice formed in the bottom of the ice bin locking the auger from turning to dispense ice. Defrost the ice bin and wipe clear of any left over water from the melt.
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SOURCE: Freezer thaws completely then freezes again

Take loock if are dirty those coils and fan on botton or some place on your freezer. Tri cleaning all. Just be carrefuly to no brake those coils ???? Unplog from outlet bifore ??? I hop you gete fix it. I'm not shur, but tri.

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pull your refrig away from the wall and check to see if your compressor is running i'm willing to bet that the start relay is bad you will here a humming and then clicking noise approx every 3-5  mins. its a very easy repair get part number 8201786 from whirlpool it has detailed instructions and should only cost you 40-60 dollars for part.

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SOURCE: ICe build-up on coils and frezer does not freeze after a few weeks from thawing.

Check the defrost timer which may be behind the kick-plate, inside the control panel or an Adaptive Defrost Control (motherboard) on the back.

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SOURCE: my daughter left the freezer door open overnight.


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SOURCE: The ice is melting and the food in the frezer is


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