Question about Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator w/Through-the-Door Water Dispenser

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Warm fridge frosty freezer

It's just that the seals are fine, it's a top freezer, is it the automatic defroster?

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  • steverdude Sep 24, 2008

    I have a Kenmore top freezer/bottom refrigerator but the refrigeratoe is warm while the freezer is cold. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    warm bottom, cold top

  • rarington41 Oct 16, 2008

    My refrigerator is warm, freezer is cold, and water dripping at the top of the refrigrator. Any suggestions? It is Kenmore Model# 253.60754400 Do you know where I can get the manual? I pulled the fridge out unplugged it, cleaned the coils very good. Let it sit for the day plugged it back in, saw that the fan does work. Could something be clogged?




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Hi. thanks for the question . check the freezer fan motor, is it running . is there frost build up in freezer, check that. pull fridge away from wall. remove back panel .clean all lint . thanks the appliance doc

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