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Kenmore Elite bottom freezer drawer won't shut

I have a Kenmore Elite with a bottom freezer that's about 3 yrs old. The bottom freezer drawer won't shut completely. I've removed the food and did not see any ice buildup on the rails. With the food removed, the drawer seemed to close, but was still loose. I replaced the food, and there's about a 3/4" gap, especially on the left (ice tray) side.

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dididsaythat
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SOURCE: Frost buildup on ice/water dispenser

Is the trap door flap closing properly where the ice comes through the door? If open, warm air would be coming in frosting and maybe iceing things up

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite bottom freezer drawer won't shut

Has something fallen behind the drawer, and is preventing it from sliding back all the way? Remove the drawer by pulling it all the way out and lift it up and out. Look for anything that has fallen back there.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Vegetable and fruit crisper drawers freezing foods

I had the same problem. Apparently the problem is the main control board. According to the technician that came out to fix mine there is a design flaw and these boards are very sensitive and can blow a circuit or malfunction from the slightest power surge. What happens then is that the control board doesn't "tell" the fan to turn on and off at the right time so the fridge and freezer warm up too much before the fan kicks in and then it cools everything down but since the fan isn't running at the correct intervals and circulating the air all of the cold air settles to the bottom which causes the produce in the drawers to freeze while the top shelves get warmer. I had done a fair bit of research before calling GE and came to the conclusion that this was a common problem. So I pressed them and was able to get the fee for the part waived (before I made the service call appointment) which was around $150. The part now has a 5 year waranty which I find funny, because I'm not sure why it wouldn't have that upfront as my refridgerator is only 2 years old. Whatever!! Unfortunately, unless you have indepth knowledge of refridgerator repair there is no way around the service call and labor. Anyone buying a new model of refridgerator (any company) should consider an extended waranty. The service tech also told me that all refridgerators made after 2001 are required, by law, to have an electronic mother board which in all likelyhood will fail at somepoint prior to when you are ready to buy a new fridge!

Good Lucak!

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Side by Side, water leak inside freezer door

you will need to [possibly replace the solinoid valves on the backdside of the refrigerator

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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