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Kenmore 53561/5/8 not staying cold, it will shut off. When I turn the freezer temp selector to its lowest setting i can then turn it back on, is it the selector or something else?

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What is the complete model number of your unit?

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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  • chris best Dec 05, 2012

    5969535610......

  • chris best Dec 05, 2012

    If i push on the control knob it will also shut off

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 05, 2012

    I would replace the cold control. Here is that part to order.http://bit.ly/11FQvqq

  • chris best Dec 12, 2012

    Changed the freezer control...... works like a charm

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You'll need to tear into it to answer these questions. I suspect the defrost cycle isn't working or the fan is broken. The best way to see what's going on is to take everything out the freezer drawer and remove it. Then take the back panel off the interior rear wall of the freezer section to expose the coils. The coils should have a very even white frost pattern on them (not frozen solid anywhere). If they are frozen up then the air can't flow around them to cool the fridge properly. If the coils seem "normal" with frost only then is the fan just above them working? That fan circulates cold air to both fridge and freezer sections. Let me know what you find out in order to lead you to a repair part.

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Setting it to 5 is what the manufacturer recommends. If you set it to 1 and the frig is still not cold, then you probably have a faulty cold control (thermostat)
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Inside the fresh food compartment look for an opening that will allow you to turn the defrost timer clockwise slowly. When you hear it click the refrigerator should go into defrost. If the timer is bad it will need replaced. Let me know. Below is a photo of timer.
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