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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-10653644300/0582/0165000/K0404011/00012 Did you check the fuse (item 5)?

You could have an ice line blockage either from being frozen or some gunk in the line. If you can find the water line you could run a guitar string down it to check for blockages.

I would also check the sensor for the ice bin. If that tells the ice maker that the bin is full it would not allow any ice to dump out of the tray - so need to check if water (ice) is in the tray. If it is, this is a possibility.

Very rarely you will get a vacuum lock after changing the filter. But usually that works itself out in a few hours.

Your first step is to find out if any water is entering the tray, if water isn't getting up to it then a vacuum lock; frozen water line or the 2 line water solenoid are the things you need to check.

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Jun 20, 2011


Have you removed the bins and cleaned under them. Sometimes the overflows and drips accumulate there.

It the refrigerator is clean, then baking soda usually helps with absorbing the odor.

But if you still have odor being produced and the unit is clean, you need to look further. If it is a chemical smell you might want to roll the unit out and check to make sure that there isn't a creamy looking liquid on the floor, which COULD be freon.

But the most likely item is that you have some bacteria growing in the drain line that is producing the odor. Suggest you mix a 50/50 mix of bleach and water and pour that down the drain to kill the bacteria. Do that several times over a day or two and see if the odor goes away.

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


Yes its possible clogged drain tube will cause that, de-clogged it by using soft stick or solid wire right enough to penetrate inside the drain tube. Then clean it with water, before doing that transfer the inside of refrigerator (food, beverages, fruits,etc) get it back until you finish the job.
Good luck!

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


Hi, Welcome to FixYa.

I`ll start by letting you know first the heat between the doors is normal...to a degree, and done by design to help prevent moisture along the "breaker strip"/divider.

If all else appears fine, temp. Ok, fans running, no significant frost build up on freezer back wall, it's likely nothing to be concerned about.

**Just be sure the condensor fan isn't jammed and still turning.** The fan at the back next to the compressor.

The amount of heat can be determined by several factor's such as,

1) temperature setting - lower ( colder ) the temperature is set the more the run time the hotter the strip.

2) The ambient temperature - hotter the environment the more the unit runs to compensate, hence the hotter the strip.

3) The amount of "fresh" content added to the unit ( especially freezer section if unfrozen items added ) - new items add a lot of warmth thus demanding the unit to run more to remove this heat (btu`s or british thermal unit`s )causing the strip to be hotter.

4) Build up of dust & dirt on the condensor coils - this also causes the unit to run excessively which in turn makes for more heat on this strip.

These are all things which can and do determine the amount of heat between the doors.
Another factor to always consider is of course If it is hot where you live the unit may just be running more to compensate as with other factors I mentioned.

Hope this answer's your question and let me know if I can assist you further. Thank's for coming to "fixya" and good luck moving forward.

Please take a second to rate the info provided here.

macmarkus :)

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Jun 06, 2011


depending on who manufactured it for kenmore which can be told by the first 3 digits before the dot in the model number as in 110.xxxxxxxxx who made the unit,then it could be your mainboard thatcontrols all functions and/or the ptc overload on the compressor

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on May 28, 2011


If it has water going to the ice tray.Defrost and dry out the whole area,with a hair dryer.Some time the linkage will freeze up.When you defrost it it can stay wet and refreeze.If you are not getting water to the ice tray.Then replace the in line water filter.It is found inside the fridge.

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on May 16, 2011


www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/5365/KENMORE-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-L0804114

The instructions for changing the water filter begin at the bottom of page 12.

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote on moving refrigerators...if you did not do it thisway then you may well have ruined a perfectly good refrigerator.

Moving a Refrigerator What is thebest way

If you already have moved it wrong, you can sometimes get it working byplugging it in and unplugging it a number of times with an hour or so inbetween.

heatman101

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011


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Check out these tips...they can help you figure out whats going wrong with your refrigerator and why it is not cooling

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heatman101

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011


Open up the door ,hold in the bracket that is on the side(usually lrft side) and if the sensor light keeps blinking,it has to be replaced.HOpe this helps if so give us a 4 thumbs up. THANKS

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.



If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator
Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


This problem is related to defrost.The defrost cycle is not running as it should be. The other possibility can be ice blockage in the ventilations.

The defrost is not working,.The evaporator coil in the inner section of freezer is got blocked by ice .

Try manual defrost reset procedure: ----

First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly and it has to be checked and replaced.

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Check the damper if there is too much water collected in the damper then press the damper and remove the water collected in it. The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which you mentioned. In this problem the freezer works but no cooling in fridge, this happens if the thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets

collected then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure is controlled by the main defrost board of the unit. Now if the damper is not got blocked with too much water or if the ice is not got collected on the damper area then check the evaporator coils. If there is too much ice got collected on the coils, then takes a hair dryer and melt the collected ice. Then see if the problem returns again. But if there is little bit ice collected on the coils and fan is running properly then it's not a problem. In that case main defrost board is faulty and it has to be replaced. The main defrost board is working but its not controlling the functions as required so the freezer works but fridge section not getting cold..

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You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.

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This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011


yes it does for temp protection but when closed it should start back few min. after that.

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011


Yes for sure, youmust first remove all the rust, remove the beadings gaskets and use a primary coat of rustproof primer.

Now use some tinkering with levelling and cleaning with water paper before you can paint with a good coat of food grade paint.fit back the gaskets, wash the fridge with soda and soft detergent
finally polish and wax ,

Kenmore 53642 /... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011

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