What is the normal temperature fluctuation in a whirlpool refrigerator?

What is the normal temperature fluctuation in a whirlpool refrigerator (freezer side) model ed5shexkq00 during a defrost cycle?

is it normal for it to go from - 05 to 28.3 deg. f and then cool back down to 0 deg F

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    If your freezer is full, it should not heat up much during the defrost cycle. The defrost heater only melts the ice on the coils and then shuts off even if the defrost cycle is not over. Defrost cycle is controlled by a timer, but a temp switch stops the heat when the ice on the coil is melted.

    With an empty freezer I would imagine it would be warmer in the freezer compartment.

    Possible the temperature limit switch in the defrost circuit is defective not stopping the heater until the "timer" turns it off. That would create a lot more heat.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    IS it full or empty because a full freezer will hold the cold longer than empty one i dont know specs but something is wrong if it goes even close to 32f your food wont last as long as a constant 0 F look up any web site as to the relation between temp and storage life also things like ice cream go soft long before 32

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Use the middle setting

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