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Side by side refrigerator and freezer not working, (fan not working either)

My side by side kenmore refrigerator stopped working. model 25351694102 manufactured 12/01. the fan stopped working and when i plug it in, the light turns on but it doesn't do anything else. it was working fine till this morning. the fan doesn't turn, and nothing cools, not the refrigerator nor the freezer and doesn't make any ice. its defrosted. i can't find a defroster button or anything? can you help me, please?

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  • mariamadalen Jan 13, 2009

    My kenmore has the same problem it was not work for 4 years, now i plugged and all the lights come on but nothing is working, like freezer, refrigerator, nothing get cold

  • CTC911CTC Jan 28, 2009


    I have the same problem.

    The cooling fan on the bottom/back is running, the air from this fan is not hot/warm it is room temp.

    Internal to the Fridge (Freezer and Refridge) there is warm air blowing from the vents.

    The display is lit, though changing the selections does not seem to change the operation of the machine

    Is there a way to FORCE the compressor to run? Seems that all is well but the compressor


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This doesn't sound good does it?

The good news is that the compressor at the back, is probably fine, it's just waiting for the signal to turn on.
First, try adjusting the controls from minimum to maximum to see if you can get any life out of it.
If you have no power to the display, please state this.
If it does function - but not properly, please state this.
If there is no action at all, I suspect there is a fault on the main control board, or the motor run capacitor is faulty. With a faulty capacitor, you may get a 'click' when first turned on, and the compressor will buzz or get warm without actually cooling.

Hopefuly this will help, but please get back with more information.

Thank you.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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