Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator w/Through-the-Door Water Dispenser - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


use hot water, blow dryer and soft pipe cleaner flex tubing

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Apr 09, 2015 | 73 views


It sounds like you do not have enough water pressure in the pipes to the kenmoore. Look along the pipes, is there a tap that is partly off?

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013 | 52 views


There is a cover on the handle. Remove with a screwdriver by gently prying...careful not to break the plastic clips. Once removed, unscrew the main handle & replace.

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Dec 18, 2013 | 225 views


Check to see if the unit is level, front to back, side to side.

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Nov 29, 2013 | 34 views


Try to search for the solution within the manual: Kenmore Coldspot Model 106 Manual

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013 | 2,478 views


My refrgerator a Kenmore, model 106-71182101, with ice maker stopped cooling and freezing.I vacuumed the condenser coils, and
fan in the rear bottom, along with any other debris. I unplugged the frig because the compressor was very HOT!.Question? Could the compressor have a Locked-Rotor? If so what can I do to loosen it.

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Jul 06, 2013 | 178 views


hi LOP7,
In most cases you can easily solve this problem.
step one would be to make sure your freezer is getting cold enough. If you have icecream in your freezer is it frozen solid or is it soft. Most icemakers cycle around 0 degrees and if your freezer is not getting to 0 then it will not cycle and it will not make ice.
Step two would be to make sure you icemake is cycling. To do this simply lift the little shut off arm on your icemaker and wait about an hour then go back to the icemaker and drop the arm down. The icemaker should start going through a cycle. You should notice the arm slowly begin to raise and the ice dispencer fingers will begin to turn. Then you will hear it call for water. You may hear a humm.
If the freezer is cold enough and the icemaker is cycling that only leaves the inlet valve. replace the valve and enjoy the ice.
If the freezer is cold enought and the icemaker does not cycle, then you have a bad icemaker. Simply replace the icemaker and viola.
Third if the freezer is not cold enought 0 defrees. Then you may have a defrost problem. In this case post more info and I will be happy to help. Good luck mca0824@aol.com

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Jun 28, 2013 | 7,178 views


take a wire clothes hanger and cut it to about 3-4 inches wrap it around the defrost element and run it into the drain hole . make sure that the line is free of debris as well . use a turkey baster to push VERY hot water down the hole.

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Feb 25, 2013 | 106 views


Your water control valve is defective and will need to be replaced. Even though you hear the electrical part of the valve turn off the mechanical part of the control valve is stuck open causing water to continue to flow. What is your model number? Kenmore model numbers look like this example=> 312.234567 If you can find your model number I will show you the replacement part number, Thanks Sea Breeze

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Dec 01, 2012 | 549 views


if it still has water in it check the lid switch,close the lid then open it a few inches and close it again,when you do this if you don't hear a clicking sound the lid switch is bad.watch this video and hope this helps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFsvLiuTniU

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Sep 16, 2012 | 69 views


Wateer is leaking inside fridge.

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Sep 04, 2012 | 525 views


sounds like the door was sprung and is not sealing properly,check around door carefully for air leaks,miss handling causes this, did the same guys deliver the last one, just a thought

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Aug 21, 2012 | 264 views


here is a quick fix for you. go ahead and clear the drain line AGAIN=). you will need to get a peice of copper wire about 6 inches long, I use a piece of 10 or 12 guage solid copper wire. put one end of the wire into the drain hole then wrap the other end around the defrost heater. what happens is when the unit goes into def. it transfers heat down the wire and keeps the drain clear of ice. good luck peyton

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Feb 11, 2012 | 557 views


NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.
Be sure the BACK COVER is in place and hasnt been accidently removed.

If you need more help GO HERE:

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html


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Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Oct 04, 2011 | 73 views


The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
overflows into the ref. or freezer or on floor
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Sep 26, 2011 | 158 views


Hi,
First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Check cold control (thats where you turn it colder)
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Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Jul 29, 2011 | 41 views


Is it a leak or a drip? A leak means you have continuous running water and a drip is more inconsistant.

I would suspect that you have a drip, that is caused by your cooling tube having frost or ice buildup in it, which is quite common for some units. The fix that seems to work the best is to defrost your unit, making sure the cooling tube is completely free of ice and frost by blowing hot air from a hair dryer down it. Then cutting a piece of bare electrical (solid core) wire that will fit down the tube but not extend past the opening. Then you form a hook and put it around your defrost heater.

That way the heat from the defrost heater will be transferred down the wire and keep the tube free of ice and frost.

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011 | 353 views


Hi,
The water building under the veggie bins problem is usually a result of the drain under the evaporator coils being clogged with either ice or debris.
The get to the drain, the shelves and sometimes the bins will need to be removed, then the back panel will need to be removed. There usually are a few screws on each side that hold the panel in place...
Then look for the drain right under the coil....if possible run a wire down the hole to make sure it is open to the pan underneath.
If it is frozen then a wire can be used to keep the drain open...here is a tip about how to do that...

WaterRunning in refrigerator from Freezer

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Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Jul 27, 2011 | 246 views


two possibilities

1)the door switch is defective and not sending power to light socket

2) the small tab in the light socket is not contacting the bulb (the tab contacts the bulb at the bottom of the bulb) i have found that to be the case numberous times and what i have done to fix it is UNPLUG THE REF then have taken a small flatblade screwdriver and bent the tab so it makes better contact with the bulb since the cold temps will over time cause the metal of the tab to deform

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on Jul 22, 2011 | 83 views


There should be a hose underneath the fridge that needs to be put back into pan.

Kenmore 18.3 cu.... | Answered on May 17, 2011 | 205 views

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