Question about Kenmore Refrigerators
This fridge did this before, earlier this year....temperature raises in freezer and fridge, eventually worked fine again. is this a defrost mode? It lasted for about 2-3 days before working normally. This time its been about 24 hrs so far. It seemes to cycle, I can hear the fan running when I open the freezer. Coils are clean, just vaccuumed this summer.
Likely defrost mode, which on older models runs for a fixed amount of time whether needed or not.
The motor that times the cycle may be stuck or running slowly. It often is located at the bottom front of the frig behind a cover that runs between the front legs. Unscrew it and you will see a small motor running, that, through gears, turns a wheel 1 rotation every 24 hours.
The wheel can also be turned by a screwdriver - turn it until you hear a click that indicates defrost cycle is off. Should solve the problem short-term.
Long term, replace the faulty motor or clean it off to run smoothly. Alternately, unplug the motor so that defrost never kicks in automatically and defrost it manually.
Posted on Oct 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have a defrost problem. You need to determine which one of the parts is faulty. The defrost timer on that model should be behind the kick plate in the center front underneath. If you turn the little knob by hand you will hear a load click when it gets to the defrost point and the unit should shut off. Check in the bottom of the freezer to listen for water sizzleing or for water running down. If it is the timer is not advancing and needs replaced. If not you will have to take the back off the inside of the freezer to see if it is the heater or the defrost thermostat. Unhook power before taking panel off or replacing any parts.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
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Hi, If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips. ''; '';
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If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips. ''; '';
Posted on Apr 18, 2011
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