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Freezer freezes, fridge below will not cool

Recently the fridge part of our 6 year old Kenmore/whirlpool fridge w/top freezer stopped getting cold. The freezer is still freezing fine but the fridge is almost warm. I've vacumed the coils and fridge and freezer is almost empty so I don't think it's an air circulation problem. Several places on the net suggest possible circulation fan problems. While cleaning I noticed the fan at the bottom back running just fine but I cannot find a diagram that shows me where the other fan is located in the freezer. I would like any DIY repair uggestions and where I can find an online diagram and information. Thanks much for any help

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  • kenbink Nov 17, 2008

    If the fan is not blowing what is the next step for testing?

  • kenbink Nov 17, 2008

    What kicks the fan on. Is there a relay or thermostat or could the fan just have gone bad?

  • kenbink Nov 17, 2008

    Thanks! I'll check the voltage. If it's there I'll replace the fan. Any suggestions on where on the net I can find a "picture" or diagram of the Kenmore model 106-61194101.

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If your freezer is still freezing fine, except for perhaps a slight softening of ice cream. this is a good sign. the second fan you are looking for is located behind the back wall of the freezer, emptying the freezer will gain you access to the screws to remove he panel. you should be able to hear the fan blowing when the freezer door is opened.if indeed the fan is blowing you may have frost building up on the rear panel, this would indicate a defrost problem( unit not self defrosting) and so much frost has built up that the air flow has been restricted to the refrig compartment

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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    Ron Coons Nov 17, 2008

    you can check the fan at the connection point for 110 volts, if you have power there the fan should be spinning if its not spinning and you have volts there replce fan, theres your issue. so long as your refrig is runnning the fan should be spinning,it may shut down when the refig is cold enough and is in a resting( but cold enough mode). however since your refrig is not cold enoughthe fan should be prompted to run all he time

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    Ron Coons Nov 18, 2008

    try this::: evap fan number 10, in liner section



    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir...**.shcapp3105?modelNumber=106-61194101&pop=flush

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