Question about Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In some cases, a faulty thermostat may not be the cause of a warm refrigerator or freezer. A warm box may also be caused by a defective fan, a blocked fan, or broken or bent fan blades. If the blades are jammed, try to free them. If they're bent, straighten them with pliers. If this doesn't solve the problem, call a professional service person.
On some refrigerators, the door switch operates the evaporator fan. If the fan seems to be malfunctioning, the door switch could be faulty. Test the switch as detailed in the last page, and replace it if necessary.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Sounds like the circulating fan is wearing out, this problem is very hard to diagnose because the fan still spins but not fast enough to circulate the chilled air thru the freezer and refrigerator. The minimum cost for labor and material is around $300.00
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
The most likely reason is part number 12566102 Adaptive Defrost control board. The next likely are the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat,Sea Breeze I will send you photos. below
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
if the volve behind the fridg for the ice get 120v for short time when the ice maker ask for water then the volve is bad but if there is no 120v to the volve then the command not coming from the ice unit and it need to be change , the wholl ice maker unit :(
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
It appears your damper or damper solenoid has failed in this instance.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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