Question about Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side Refrigerator

Open Question

Freezer freezing great, Fridge running warm

Ok here is what our problem is. We have a Kenmore Elite model number 106.50599000, side by side. It is approximately 9 years old. To date we have replaced the fridge thermostat (2x), the air diffuser in the back - currently wide open so it is working, the fan that cools the compressor. I think that is it. The freezer is currently at minus 10 degrees, cranked all the way up. The fridge is cranked all the way up but it is only sitting at 50 degrees. The fan that blows across the coils for the cooling doesn't seem to run, but only when the compressor is running. If we remember it used to run when the fridge needed more cool air. Does the fan maybe have 2 settings? We had Sears out once and they asked us if we had problems with the board. Not sure what board they are talking about and what it would control. When we purchased the thermostat the guy told us that there isn't too much to go in these fridges. I'm not afraid of turning it off and tearing it apart to put a part in, but not sure what I am looking for. Any suggestions would be great!!

Posted by on

3 Suggested Answers

  • 833 Answers

SOURCE: Fridge running but not cooling

Sounds like you're low on gas...assuming that the condenser coils are clean.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

Sea Breeze
  • 4654 Answers

SOURCE: fan runs freezer and fridge don't cool

Please check the model number again, I can't locate that number. The number should be like for example 194.258978 Look at following areas for the model number

  • Beneath Or Inside Food Compartment On Cabinet Frame
  • On Plate Lower Front Or Rear Of Cabinet
  • Beside Compressor Door On Right End
  • Near Rear Of Cabinet
  • Inside Liner At Top
  • I think your refrigerator has a defrost timer and this may be the problem, Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

heatman101
  • 43501 Answers

SOURCE: 2 yeaor old kenmore fridge not working, motor runs

Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator2_bing.gif Repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

Refrigerator Troubleshooting2_bing.gif Refrigerator Compressor
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

heatman101

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore Model 10654613300 Freezer over freezing


In the freezer side there is a panel in the back. behind the panel are the evaporators. over the evaporators are heaters you will find one of then broken from water dropping on it the bottom one was broken on mine. put a fan to the freezer and thaw it out. get the model and serial numbers and look on ebay.com. or there is a place called http://www.repairclinic.com/
These are not hard to change but above all UNPLUG THE FRIG OR THEY MAY PUT YOU IN ONE.

Hope this helps.

Sep 21, 2014 | Kenmore Elite Side By Side Refrigerator -...

1 Answer

Kenmore elite freezer not cold enough, side refrigerator is warm


Hello Nelson, you will have to take it to get it fixed by a fridge serviceman or have him called out. The only other is to get a new one.

Aug 21, 2014 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

I need to defrost fan in the freezer. foe kenmore elite model # 795,72063,111 ice maker in fridge door


I have a Kenmore Side by side Refrigerator grab n go style door Model # 72063. The refrigerator is cold but the freezer is not freezing. Ice maker isn't making ice either. Could anyone tell me the part number for the compressor start relay? Thanks!

Aug 05, 2013 | Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore elite coldspot model 106.74219400 freezes in the fridge never gets above 5 or 10 degrees and it never shuts off.


there is a flap in the refrigerator side usually near or behind the light bulb the freezer side is thermostatically controlled with the compressor being controlled. On the refrigerator side the cold air comes from the freezer side. when this flap is open the refrigerator will cool continuously, Check the flap or the duct assembly
here is an illustration of the part
http://www.repairclinic.com/Kenmore-Refrigerator-Model-10674219400-ID-927868-Duct-Venting-Parts

Apr 14, 2013 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

Water freezing in tube to icemaker


Change the water control valve because it is not shutting off once the ice maker is full. The valve is sticking open slightly once power is off to water valve. What is the model number of your Kenmore Elite Model numbers for Kenmore most times look like this example=> 321.456789 Sea Breeze
cd6fd99c-58e5-4f7f-860d-ef3059a69f92.jpg
Kenmore Model Numbers

Apr 01, 2013 | Kenmore 26.5 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

2 Answers

I have a 23' free standimg dispensing side by side ref. my ref is not cooling but the freeze part is working


when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?all that happens is the evaporator coil in the freezer gets cold,the evap fan blows the cold air from the freezer and into the fridge side,there are ducts on the bottom left side where the air return sto the freezer,if that's blocked the fridge will get warm,also if the fan is blowing depending on your model you could have a damper,it's in the fridge section up top where the cold air blows into,all it is is a door that opens and closes to let the air in when the fridge section gets warm and then it closes when it's cold enough,if the damper is bad it won't open and let the air in,sometimes it gets stuck in the open position and things start to freeze in the fridge section.if you can't figure it out send the model number and i can see what model you have,open the fridge door,look up on the right side near the ceiling and you should see a tag with the model number.good luck and have a great weekend.also from the bottom up in the freezer,remove the second bin of food and touch the back inside wall of the freezer,if there's frost or like snow on the back inside wall of the freezer you have a defrost problem,let me know what you find.

Aug 07, 2012 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

II have a model 5707591 side by side in my garage.as long as the ambient temp is 35-40 F everything works great.when it gets below that the freezer cant keep frozen.temps will rise to 25 F while the fridge...


the thermostat isn't cycling because it's to cold in the garrage,the machine isn't calling for cold air because the garrage is so cold so the fridge isn't gonna run until the temperature starts to get warm and then the fridge will start again to keep it cold.put some heat in the garrage and it will run fine

Feb 27, 2011 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore Elite Side by Side about 6yrs old. It is working (fan is running, lights are on) just not producing chilled air. Any Thoughts?


Check that the condenser is not iced up and check that the air ducts are not iced up. Easiest way is to deforest the s/s entirely. If the Fridge is the problem and the freezer is OK then also check the electric shutter valve at the rear top of the fridge compartment on the side next to the freezer. This is where the cold air is sent into the fridge compartment by the cooling fan and air ducting. These do have a tendency to ice up and then breakdown so they stay shut and the Fridge keeps warm or they stay open and the fridge ices up and freezes the contents. Contrary to beliefe these types of FF are not totally frost free.

Nov 04, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore elite fridge. Bottom freezer ice builds


You have a bad defrost system on this unit, that's why you're freezing up. Call us with the model number and we'll get the correct part out to you right away. We hope to hear back from you soon.

Oct 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Freezer is working good but the fresh food side is warm.


I will need to get a little more information to help you better. Sounds like the defrost timer is bad but I will need a number like for example 915.125869
Let me know, Thanks Sea Breeze
Look at following areas for the model number
  • Beneath Or Inside Food Compartment On Cabinet Frame
  • On Plate Lower Front Or Rear Of Cabinet
  • Beside Compressor Door On Right End
  • Near Rear Of Cabinet
  • Inside Liner At Top

Feb 27, 2009 | Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

48 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

minguy15

Level 1 Expert

15 Answers

mike cooper

Level 3 Expert

884 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...