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Frig not cooling properly

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: freezer works but frig is not cooling

I don't know this particular frig, but evidently the defroster doesn't work. Frost buildup has blocked the flow of cold air.

There is a defrost timer, under the frig, accessible from the front. You can turn it with a screw driver. Turn it till you hear a click. If the timer hasn't been turning, that should turn on the defroster, a heating element nested among the freezer coils. Wait half an hour and if it is defrosting, water should be dripping into the drip pan underneath the frig. If so, then replace the defrost timer and you're good to go.

If that doesn't make it defrost, then the problem is probably the defrost thermostat, in with the freezer coils. When the frig defrosts, the defrost heater stays on until the defrost thermostat gets warm. It should be open circuit while warm. But if it is open circuit while cold, it is bad and is the cause of your defrost problem.

If you open up the freezer coils, use a hair dryer to defrost. That is safer than hot water.

Hope you can fix it.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore coldspot side by side- not cooling properly

Setting it to 5 is what the manufacturer recommends. If you set it to 1 and the frig is still not cold, then you probably have a faulty cold control (thermostat)
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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore side by side freezer not cooling

try removing the panel in the freezer. you will see an evaporator fan . test it and the thermostat beside it it is one of the two

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Frig won't stay cool but

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/4746/KENMORE-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-L0307175?brand_name_search=106.53759202

The manual says to check to make sure the all cooling vents are open. But most of the time that I go out on a repair call with this write up, it ends up being the freezer being iced up. And this is usually caused when the defrost assembly stops working.

To check, remove food from freezer, remove shelves, remove rear inner panel. Most of the time the amount of ice/frost is hard to miss. I then defrost the unit using a heat gun/hair dryer, and replace the defrost assembly, and plug it in and test it. When we are out of stock of the defrost assembly, we will defrost the unit, put things back together, and plug it in, and then make an appointment with the homeowner to come back to install the defrost assembly when we are restocked.

Posted on Jun 09, 2011

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