Question about Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

2 Answers

Freezer is not freezing and fridge is not cooling either

My trio

Posted by on

  • novenc45 Sep 22, 2008

    I have been told it is the compressor but I don't feel that this is true. Could it be anything else?

    The fans are all working. For a few days the fridge would get cold but after 7 hours it would warm up again. It did that for a few times. Now it won't get cold at all.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 958 Answers

Hello, what is the problem? some more details please...

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • francis rivero Sep 22, 2008

    thank you for the detailed problem. you can determine if it is the compressor by removing the cover at the back, feel the compressor if it is very very hot.

    if it is...let it cool for a while ..let say 4 hours.

    after 4 hrs, feel the compressor again and if it is just warm , then plug the unit and observe the compressor.

    if you can hear a clicking sound coming from the compressor, then it is not starting.

    you can check the starting relay first, it is cheaper than the compressor. if you can hear rattling sound on the relay, then it is defective.

    tnx again,

    drcool


×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,550 Answers

SO WHATS YOUR PROBLEM PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR PROBLEM CLEARLY ATLEAST IN TWO OR THREE SENTENCE .

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • SAM ANDERSON Sep 22, 2008

    Thanks for your quick response .


    Check the air flow going into the fridge via the freezer and to see if
    the fan above the evaporator is working. Also have check over fridge light switch depressed as the fan is
    designed to only run when the fridge door is closed. You said your fan is fine then check the evaporator might be choked up with ice. So give it a
    good defrost and clean out. The pipes coming out of the compressor in normal
    conditions one should be quite hot to touch and the other should be a
    little bit cooler than room temperature. your condensor which is the
    big coil up the back of the fridge should be warm and your evaporator coil behind a cover in your freezer should be cold to touch.


    Thanks for using Fixya


    SAM ANDERSON


×

6 Suggested Answers

  • 10865 Answers

SOURCE: frige light on not cooling,freezer fan working but not freezing

Hello there. Let me see if I can assist you.

A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas:

Evaporator coils
Condenser
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.

Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.

The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited.

Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system:

  • The defrost timer

  • The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch)

  • The defrost heater

If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem

Condenser Self-defrosting refrigerators all have a set of coils and a cooling fan, usually under the refrigerator, that need to be cleaned regularly. If these coils get coated with dust, dirt or lint, the refrigerator may not cool properly. The coils may appear to be a thin, black, wide radiator-like device behind the lower kick-panel. To clean them, disconnect the refrigerator from the power source, use a refrigerator condenser brush (see the Appliance Accessories section) and your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils of any lint, pet hair, etc. You may not be able to get to all of the condenser from the front, it may be necessary to clean the remainder of the condenser from the rear of the refrigerator.

Posted on May 27, 2009

mgprice
  • 744 Answers

SOURCE: freezer cool fridge not

Hi, With the information you supplied i'm going to assume there is an ice build up at the rear of the freezer. Your problem is going to be with your defrost system. I will also assume you have the ability to repair this yourself. This is going to be one of three problems with your refridgerator, 1st thing to do is remove shelfs and panel in the back of the freezer...you should see ice build up on the evaporator...don't worry get a hair dryer and melt the ice. Next locate the wires for the heater...using a multi meter test the heater for condinuity...if the heater is bad replace it, If the heater is good replace the defrost thermostat..the stat normally is a barrel looking part clipped onto the evaporator pipe. The last possible problem could be the evaporator fan, have you heard the fan running in the past few hours?..if you are not sure pull the panel out to where you can see fan and watch it over an hour to see if it turns. I have included links with pictures of what the parts you need to check are: http://romulusappliance.com/manufacturers/maytag/refrigerators/575432.JPG defrost stat http://www.hotekalliance.com/UploadFiles/2008627111553382.jpg heaters http://www.applianceblog.com/archives/EvapMotor1018185.jpg evap fan. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment again. If you decide to get a repair guy in should not cost you any more then $120 - $200 depending on make/model/problem Good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution Thanks! Mike

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

  • 93 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Trio Refrigerator not cooling

No, it is not a failed condenser. You need to see if the compressor is running though. When it runs you shaould have a fan in the freezer running, a fan underneath the fridge running, and the compressor should be running. I would be willing to bet that either the compressor is bad, or the start relay on the compressor.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

milten1
  • 1304 Answers

SOURCE: fridge not cooling, freezer not freezing, buzzing sound

with any luck this is you overload and relay
it is the plug on the actual compressor, this is very easy to replace, if you replace it and it does exactly the same thing its your internal relay and your compressor is done....

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

Testimonial: "thank you...I removed the relay/regulator to find it rattled and found burnt marks inside. I found them online, am waiting its arrival now."

dmftrucker
  • 1922 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Trio Fridge Not Cooling

check the over-load/contactor on the side of the compressor,remove it and shake it if it rattles,replace it

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

Testimonial: "That's what my fridge is doing? Thanks for the help."

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore trio freezer and fridge not cooling. we used to have problems where the fridge would be perfect but the freezer was always too cold, sometimes causing the freezer door to freeze shut. but we had a...


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


[][

Sep 19, 2011 | Kenmore 24.8 cu. ft. TRIO Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

I have the same problem that someone else on here has, my freezer is working but my fridge is warm. What could be the problem?


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigeratornot Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator DefrostTimer Problem

WaterRunning in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigeratoror Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101

Aug 05, 2011 | Kenmore Elite TRIO® 7854 (25 cu ft) Bottom...

1 Answer

My refrigerator is set to #1 and I am having problems with items freezing in the refrigerator section, most notably the vegie bins as well as the top shelf. We have a stainless trio that is about five...


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,

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

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer

heatman101

Sep 09, 2010 | Kenmore 73503 Stainless Steel Bottom...

1 Answer

My food is freezing in the refrigerator all of the sudden


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,

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

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer

heatman101

Sep 08, 2010 | Kenmore Elite TRIO® 7854 (25 cu ft) Bottom...

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite Trio Fridge Not Cooling


check the over-load/contactor on the side of the compressor,remove it and shake it if it rattles,replace it

Nov 01, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Kenmore trio 596.76522500 fridge not cooling freezer works


if you need to assist the evaporator fan motor you need to replace. this should fix your problem.

Oct 13, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

Freezer quit working on '04 Kenmore Trio Elite 25' bottom


Can either be starting components for compressor, or Motherboard.

May 04, 2009 | Kenmore 24.8 cu. ft. TRIO Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Kenmore Trio 596.75509400


My problem is identical to jcalhoun on Sep 21, 2008..I have a Kenmore Trio 596.75502400. Freezer is ok..Lights are on. Any help would be appreciated.

Sep 21, 2008 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

42 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Refrigerators Experts

Jim Goldsmith
Jim Goldsmith

Level 3 Expert

1869 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

deton8 von Splosion

Level 3 Expert

1489 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...