Question about Kenmore 50522 / 50524 Side by Side Refrigerator
After I moved the refrigerator to the garage, the freezer never freeze, even I turned the thermostat to COLDEST and direct more cold air to freezer compartment. Currently the temperature in the garage is about 15 degree and the water line is not hooked.
Unless specifically made for use in a garage most units won't work properly. The owners manual should say what the temp range for proper operation is (usually 55F is the low range). This is because the refrigerator section doesn't need to be "cooling" to maintain 37F if the temps on the outside are below 55F. These things are made to work in a 70F room and will not work properly if under 55F. Stupid thing thinks it's cold enough so it will never turn on, the refer section will stay cold/cool due to outside temps but since the compressor never runs the freezer will just be the same temp as the refer section (at best). Sorry, but in order for a freezer or refrigerator to work in an unheated space it must have the temp control device controling the freezer section NOT the fresh food section. In other words, that model will not work in a garage unless the temps are above 55F always.
Posted on Feb 08, 2007
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Your baffle that controls the freezer temperature is possibly broken. If you take the cover off the dials labeled "refrigerator/freezer" the baffle is a plastic arm that controls the amount of air circulation between the freezer and the refigerator. If the arm is broken is will stay closed completely blocking the air hole or vent. I just wedged a small piece of wood or shim in mine and it hasn't frozen up since.
Good Luck. I know how frustrating it can be to repeatedly defrost the ice build-up.
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