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Kenmore refrigerator not cooling

The compressor is hot, no ice blockage, both fans work (interior and exterior)..........but the freezer and refrigerator are not cooling.

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I think you are wrong. Had the same problem. Purchased it at Sears 6 yrs. ago. What a mistake, not very helpful, condascending people. Call Centre personnel go by rote. Had to wait 5 days for repairman, cancelled Sears and went to a small private outfit. It wasn't the compressor at all. It was the condenser and guess what there was no dirt on the condenser. Total bill for part and labor $129.00 Can. BE CAREFUL WHO U CALL FOR SERVICE!!

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Hi thanks for the question if both fans are working no ice build up & no dirt on condencer by the compressor sorry but you need a new compressor thanks the appliance doc

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