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Bill I would like you to look inside the freezer compartment and see if frost is building up on the rear walls indicating that the refrigerator is not defrosting properly. The part number for the defrost timer is 215846602
It is located at the bottom of the refrigerator and behind the kick plate. Remove the kick plate and turn the timer clockwise slowly until you hear the compressor stop. Leave like that for up till about 25 minutes or until the compressor restarts. Which ever comes first. During that time open the freezer and see if you can hear water sizzling or dripping indicating defrost. If this solves the problem of temperatures in the fresh food section the most likely the defrost timer will need replaced. Let me know your results so if this does not help I will be able to give other things to check, Thanks Sea Breeze
Look inside the fresh food section behind and inside the control panel for a defrost timer and circuit board. Let me know when and what you find. Please unplug first, Thanks, Sea Breeze
E. Cold Control & Defrost Timer/Automatic Defrost
These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound
when turning the refrigerator on and off. The timer also
produces sounds similar to an electric clock.
is this something that has just started happening? Most kenmore top freezers have a vent that allows cold air from the freezer into the refrig through a vent located on the back wall in the center of the refrig section. if packages are pushed up under this vent they can freeze.
If you have widespread freezing in the refrig setion then a temperature control could be the fault. thanks for using fixya. Peyton..
I went ahead and signed up for Sears' service warranty since I knew I had to get someone to come out. IT costs $200/yr. They say it covers everything, but when the technician came out, he told me that it just covers $500 per visit. He said that a new motherboard and the labor alone was going to make it $498. Anyway, he had ordered a new motherboard. Apparently the motherboard wasn't working. It is located in the back bottom left side of the refrigerator behind the panel. There is a compartment on the lefthand side that slides out and houses the motherboard. He put that in and also had to fix the fan that is in the back of the freezer. That fan is the one that sends cool air up to the refrigerator part. When I had looked at the fan before the repair man came, it was not moving at all. So at least take a look at the fan in the freezer. Just take out the freezer drawers, and the fan is located in the top center of the freezer behind the compartment cover. Maybe that's the problem with your refrigerator, the fan. Hope that's all it is.