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Not cool at all!

Refrigerator does not cool. Light works, fan runs, compressor humms, but not cool. Model is a newer 60722, any trouble shooting ideas? What is the most common failure for a newer model like this?

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  • warren holland Jan 18, 2007

    This unit does not have a freezer section and I'm already pretty sure that it is a sealed system issue. I have done some more trouble shooting and all I really can tell is that the compressor runs ok but gets really hot after a few hours, no cooling at all and no apparent leaks. I believe a restriction somewhere in the line is the issue. I notice that Sears has a 5 year warranty on the sealed system part of these units, so I'm going to see if I can get them to fix it. The unit was free to me to try to fix and I know I can't get into a sealed system problem. Any experience with Sears Warranty work : ) Thanks again for the reply!!!

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If the compressor is running you should be cooling unless there is a major loss of refrigerant. What we do for these complaints is to first let the refer run for a few hours then pull the interior rear panel off the freezer section back wall and check the frost pattern on the coils. It should be a nice white frost pattern all the way across the coils (no bare alum. showing and no mass of ice either). If you don't have that pattern then there is a sealed system issue. If you have a massive block of ice all over the coils then you have a defrost cycle issue (not getting proper air circ. due to the block-o-ice thing). Let us know what you find... oh, you can sometimes find the leak by looking for oily residue from the compressor lubricating oil (it leaks out where the gas does also).

Posted on Jan 17, 2007

  • Marc Wilson
    Marc Wilson Jan 24, 2007

    If the owners manual shows a 5 year sealed system warranty then Sears will honor it. Figure on about $700 plus to replace everything, but it would be under warranty.

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