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My kenmore side by side is not cooling model 106.51574200

The ice and food is melting in my freezer

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  • skille Dec 03, 2008

    Yes the compressor is running and the fan in the freezer and underneath
    are both running



    Rick


  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    Is the compressor on? You should be able to pull unit out from wall and feel the compressor. They run kinda quiet so touch it if it is warm maybe a little hot then its running and the next step would be seeing it the inside fan the one in the freezer is running.

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Now that really helps the one of two things it can be is the freezer compartment has the coils up there. They are more then likely covered in ice. Ice insulates the coils as to keep air from moving across them to remove heat from system. So take the back panel off in the freezer compartment and notice the shape of the coils. If they have a lot of ice built up on them unplug unit and get your hair dryer out to aid in defrosting unit a little quicker. If the drain tube located in the middle is plugged up with ice take some table salt and pour on the top. Only a couple a table spoons would be enough. let me know

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