Hot high side assembly and at the front door section
Kenmore refridgerator purchased in1996. Recently the noise level increase and had a different sound (akin to a rough bearing) this noise disspeared after a couple of days and returned to a normal operational sound. No change was detected in the cooling capacity.
A short time later we felt a hot section when we opened iether door which conducted from the front central partition between the freezer and refridgerator compartments.
I remover the back cover with power on, the top side assembly, Compressor? and fan motor were very hot to the touch and I never saw or heard the fan workng over several minutes observation. The top section of the freezer compartment has since lost some of its cool and we have removed the food. The fridge section is holding temperature.
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Hi: The Kitchenaid refs. us a gravity close along with the magnets in the door seals. Magnets getting weak seals getting old and what you told me you checked can cause this. The easy fix is to raise the front of the fridge by lowering the front wheels. Pull the grill off the front and find the leveling screws (usually labeled.) Raise the front of the fridge until the doors swing shut with a gentle push. Before you replace the grill make sure the fridge dosn't rock side to side as you want it even. This is what they call leveling a fridge. Not cabinet level. Just sturdy. Hope I helped, Jeff
Can you tell me if you hear the compressor running under the refrigerator? Is fan running beneath the refrigerator? Need to get the exactKenmore model number found when you open the fresh food section. Let me know, Sea Breeze
Hi. thanks for the question. the heat between the doors is normal . to solve . pull the fridge away from wall .remove back panel. clean all lint in coils .Dust in the coils causes the heat between the doors to get warmer . so cleaning of coils. will solve the problem thanks the appliance doc
If the mullion heater around the doors is hot to the touch the inside temperatures are not being maintained. They should be warm but not hot. This usually indicates a problem in the internal temperatures. Check the back wall of the freezer section for frost buildup. Your defrost system may not be working and it had not gotten to the point of complete failure as far as you noticing the temperature differences yet.
I recently had trouble with both my water dispenser and my ice maker. I determined that my filter was clogged, so I replaced it. That fixed the water dispenser but the ice maker still wasn't working. I investigated further and found that the water inlet tube was frozen solid. Aparently, when the filter was clogged the water came in so slowly that it froze before it got to the icetray. I tried pouring hot water over the inlet tube to melt it and it mostly worked, but there was still some ice in the tube further back where I couldn't reach. Finally I defrosted the freezer so all the ice could melt and turned it back on and now it works great! Hope this might help.
you could find ice behind the back panel - worth a check. however the problem is probably ice in the return vent from fridge to freezer and the only way to cure is to switch off and leave for a day with doors open. if im right and you try this, if it re-occurs you may have a problem with the defrost system