Kenmore side by side, model # 57562792
it started about a month ago that we noticed our freezer thawed out and that the cooler side wasn't holding the temperature. We can shut it off and turn the dial back on , then we hear it come on. But now we have to do this everyday. Is it the thermastat? and how do we replace this?
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Pull the fridge out and remove the bottem panel .find the compressor it is a black round unit.listen to see if the compressor is running should make a hummming sound if you put your ear by it.If it is not running check the starter relay. TO check it unplug fridge remove relay it is located on the side of the compressor with 2 or 3 wires running to it. remove it and shake it if it rattles or if there are burnt spots on it it needs to be replaced.Hope this helps. if so give us a4 thumbs up.THANKS
You have one of two problems going on. Your fan is spinning at hitting the sides. Or your compressor is shot which seems to be more the problem and even though it is cold the humming sound is a warning for you that the compressor is shot and it is more affordable to replace the fridge then the compressor. Sometimes compressor can cost more then the fridge.
After pulling the fridge away from the wall and removing the lower right hand panel I noticed that the compressor (big round black ball with copper tubing) was not turning on. I also noticed that there was a ticking or popping sound comming from it every couple of minutes or so. After doing some research online in numerouse forums I decided to try and replace the overheat relay that is attached to the compressor. It only took maybie five minutes at most to change it and the compressor is now working with nice cold air comming into the fridge and freezer. Hope this helps someone else with the same problem.