Part Location Diagram of WP2216112 Whirlpool Air Diffuser
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Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Air Diffuser
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PartSelect Number PS11739734
Manufacturer Part Number WP2216112
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Air Diffuser Specifications

This part is controlled by the thermistor.
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Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Air Diffuser

Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Air Diffuser
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This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Fridge too cold | Freezer too cold | Freezer section too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, KitchenAid, Whirlpool.
Part# WP2216112 replaces these:
AP6006658, 2203079, 2216112, 2315511
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Refrigerator too warm, freezer fine
I replaced the Diffuser and the Thermistor (the one in the refrigerator) at the same time. I was not sure what the problem was ahead of time except for the fact that no air was coming in from the freezer section; this is where the air diffuser is. I probably only needed to replace the diffuser.

I turned the circuit breaker for the refrigerator off. There was a small section of plastic covering the wires that run from the top console inside the refrigerator to the back of the refrigerator where the diffuser is. I took this off (one screw) and then the diffuser is connected in the refrigerator side with one screw. To push the diffuser from the freezer, I needed to take off a piece of plastic directing the flow of air from the freezer. I needed to move the ice maker forward a little; it moves forward easily (it sort of clips into place). Once the diffuser was visible from the freezer, I pushed it out or disconnected the four clips holding it in and it came right out. Once this is done, you simply unplug the old and plug in the new and put back in place. This took less than 15 minutes total time. Online diagrams makes ordering parts and fixing easy.

Once the new diffuser was in, I could tell I was golden because I was getting cold air. I guess this piece goes bad from time to time based on others experiences.
Other Parts Used:
Thermistor
  • Bill from Andover, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Fridge was freezing food
First off, about 5 months ago I bought a replacement diffuser but it didn't help. So, I bought the control board and another diffuser just in case.

1. I removed all items and shelves from the fridge and freezer.

2. I removed screws holding the diffuser in place and the wire guards in place in the fridge.

3. I removed the back panel in the freezer and the airflow channel to the icemaker at the top of the freezer.

4. I carefully removed the diffuser by going from the freezer side and pushing in four small retainer brackets in the air channel to the diffuser.

5. I replaced the diffuser and plugged it into the wiring, and then put the little thermostat back into the housing and then moved on to the control unit.

6. I removed screws holding the control unit in place, and lowered it down to get a look. I removed three screws holding a retaining plastic barrier in place, so that I could see the circuit board.

7. I carefully unplugged all of the connections, then moved the plastic clips to remove the circuit board.

8. Then I installed the new circuit board and hooked up the wires, and then put the plastic cover back on.

9. Then I put everything back together with the correct screws, and made sure everything was in place.

10. I put three cups of water in the fridge, one on top shelf, one on the middle, one on the bottom.

11. Set the controls for 4 which was the default setting. Then I closed up the fridge for 3 days. The water in the cups did not freeze.

12. My wife was happy, I only spent about $300 or so including overnight shipping, and I did the repair myself. No problem.

13. One thing that helped was taking pictures with my digital camera as I went along so that I would remember how to put things back together, just in case the scotch made the memory foggy.

Thank you Partselect!
Other Parts Used:
Electronic Control Kit
  • Warren from Staunton, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fridge is too cold
First of all, you must remove two screws in the fridge compartment, and then remove the back panel in the freezer compartment which snaps off easily.

Then, you must push the four clips on the back of the diffuser together from the freezer side so that it slips out the fridge side.

Make sure to remember the parts as they come out, and re-connect them as needed to complete the repair.

This repair did not fix my fridge and so I'm drinking bourbon and trying to figure out how to fix this giant Kitchenaid piece of crap that freezes my beer.

Damn.
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  • Daniel from Waynesboro, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Sooo Easy To Replace
This was a very simple piece of kit to replace. We are not electricians but commonsense helped. Follow the man's advice below me but you don't need to empty the whole refridgerator just the top shelf. Very, very simple. Thank you the man below.
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  • Heidi from Novato, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Diffuser started clicking and would not regulate the cold air from the freezer section into the coldbox section. Vegtables kept freezing.
One screw inside the refrigerator removed the cover exposing the diffuser assembly. I had to also remove the cover inside the freezer compartment in order to free the diffuser assemble bracket that protruded in from the refrigerator compartment directly on the other side. Once the diffuser was freed, the assembly came off in my hand. The new one just snapped back in place. Done.
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  • JAMES from CARDIFF, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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My refrigerator was too cold. Freezer was fine.
I followed the instructions of other people on this website. First, removing the plastic guard that covered the wires leading to the diffuser. Then I removed the screw that held in the diffuser. I should have done this next part first--it would have ben easier! Anyway, next I removed the plastic cover at the back-top of the freezer. It looks like it guides air into the freezer. After that, there is another plastic air guide, that connects into the diffuser. I had to pull this out. There was no screw. I did use a flat head to wedge in, and pop it out. Then I just popped out the old diffuser and disconnected the wires. To install the new diffuser I just reversed all these directions. I took about 30 minutes. If I had had more experience with this sort of thing, I could have done it in 10. My fridge is now perfect! I used a thermometer to test.
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  • Kate from Wichita, KS
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Bad diffuser
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires. I had to get to the other side of the diffuser on the freezer side to unhook the diffuser. Access was a bit difficult.
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  • Lotfi from Yorba Linda, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Refrigerator too warm, produce freezing in drawer, freezer Tito cold
First, let me say that PS was unbelievably fast in getting the part to me ... Extraordinary, in fact. Unfortunately the new part was not the same dimension as the old one ... the four plastic arms that extend through the wall from the refrigerator side to the freezer side and secure the part in place measured a full 1/4 inch shorter than those on the original part ... Even with much effort and a few choice words, it was impossible to get the arms to clip into place ... It wasn't,t even close. So, we used our fine-toothed Swedish saw to take off 1/4 inch of the large part of the styrofoam "housing" so that the arms would extend farther into the freezer side ... Even then, it was difficult to get the arms clipped into place. If the part had been the proper dimension, it would have been a 15 minute job - just remove top two shelves from both sides and move ice maker out of the way ... Just need a nut driver to remove two screws from fridge side to get the two cover plates off and one screw from ice maker ... Push part from freezer side to fridge side, pull wire plug off old unit, plug into new unit, push unit in place on fridge side until arms click in place, replace ice maker, cover pieces in fridge, and shelves. Unfortunately, we didn't get a part that fit. Unfortunately, after all of that agony, our problem remains. We had replaced the bimetal defroster first, which also was delivered quickly. It was different from the original, but it fit and was easy to replace. Next we'll try the thermistor! Incidentally, I agree with an earlier reviewer ... Kitchenaid is junk - not the same since Whirlpool acquired it ... Same with Maytag, in my opinion. Thank goodness for Partselect.com!
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  • Mona from The Sea Ranch, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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frdge section not cooling
followed instruction that came with part but didn't need to remove ice maker mechanism just contorted a bit
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  • frank from PETALUMA, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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David
September 22, 2017
Refrigerator warm 49- 54 degrees, freezer fine. Had replaced air diffuser 2 years prior with same symptoms. No other issues such as frost in freezer. Tried changing settings and turning off for awhile and back on, no change. Problem persists, on 3rd day ordered new air diffuser (ps11739734). Second day after order sent, checked refrigerator, temperature back to 37. Now in 3rd day since order and temperature is within range, 35 - 40. Any suggestions?
For model number KSRJ25CNST00
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Hi David, Thank you for your question. I would suggest, at this point, maybe testing your defrost thermostat and your thermistor. It sounds like it might be more a thermostat problem. You can test both of those parts with a multimeter. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Bill
October 9, 2017
I am replacing the diffuser.The old part snapped out, new part will not snap back in.What am I doing wrong?Help please.
For model number KSRP25FNWH00
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Hi Bill, Thank you for the question, Please see a link below on how to install the new Air Diffuser. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcVkuD5LqPY

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Darren
September 1, 2021
Fridge not cooling well, freezer fine (freezer cools to 17 degc and fridge only reaches 11 deg c when 2 deg c is programmed). Once door is opened and fridge warms, takes 24 hours to cool back to 11 deg c. In service mode step 5 for Kenmore 106.56162500 fridge to test the air baffle, the baffle will close but will not open. I used a popsicle stick to open it and then it will eventually close. Does this sound like an air baffle problem or a thermostat problem?
For model number 106.56162500
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Hello Darren, Thank you for the question. If the Baffle Diffuser is not opening and closing on its own, it will need to be replaced. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Rafi
April 10, 2018
Please if you can help me. The freezer works fine but the refrigerator is warm. The air diffuser is not blowing air and all ice build in the diffuser all lock with ice. Please give some help what the problem thank you
For model number 106.56672500
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Hi Rafi, Thank you for the question.This sounds like a defective diffuser and it may need to be replaced. Hope this helps!

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