My Kenmore side by side Model SM4156358 quit cooling/freezing. The fans are blowing. Compressor fan is working. The compressor was hot. I turned the unit off overnight. Today the compressor is cool to the touch and I cannot hear or feel that it is working. Still not cooling. Coils are clear. All controls had been working and the indicator lights work properly.
The only fault indicated is the water filter which I have removed but not yet replaced.
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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...
If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running. First, answer these questions: Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”
is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the
outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is
humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not
cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of
several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified
appliance repair technician for further help.
If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these: The compressor
The overload, relay, or capacitor
The defrost timer
The condenser fan motor
The freezer and the fridge are cooled by the same system, air is moved to the fridge by a fan from the freezer, either the circulation fan is defective or the fridge thermostat is defective.
is it side by side or freezer on top/bottom...check to see if the fan inside the freezer is running when the compressor is running..also check to see if ice is covering the evaporator coils.. the freezing should be even with a thin layer of ice/ not partically melted..sometimes the ice forms in the vents and stops the air flow...to review...check and see if fan is working in freezer check to see if vents are clogged......good luck!!
Check the back wall of the freezer for ice buildup.
If yes, a defrost parts problem.
Check the freezer fan. Is it running?
If no, replace the freezer fan.
Check the condenser fan at the compressor. Is it running?
If no, is compressor hot?
If compressor is hot replace condenser fan motor.
If compressor is not hot.
Replace the compressor start relay.
check freezer for frost build up and if fan blowing, check condenser make sure clean, and fan blowing, by compressor
Make sure compressor is running and not shutting off on overload.. u said comp. hot.. should be warm... Not hot
check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, freezer control should be in the middle setting,
you can try turning that to Warmer freezer allowing MORE air to refrigertor side.