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Refrigerator is not cooling

Freezer is working but the refrigerator is not cooling

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Posted on Dec 08, 2012

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SOURCE: Freezer on the bottom model # PBF2555HEW Freezer works refrigerator not cooling at all

might sound stupid but is the fridge controled by a separate thermostat inside the fridge

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Refrigerator is barely cooling, but freezer woks fine.

Sounds like a defrost problem. First though, check your settings that they are in the correct spots where the owner's manual tells you they should be. IF that is not the issue, next, can you look in the area of the back wall of the fridge to see if the condensor coils are all iced over? You may need to remove the rear inside panel to see them. No hard, couple of screws and your there. This is most commonly caused from little people or our beloved spouse (never us!) leaving the fridge door open a smidge overnight or through the day. Another common problem is after the holidays when someone other than yourself tries to stuff the 50 pound turkey in a 20 spot leaving no room for the door to shut. As a result, the chilling function will go into hyperdrive to keep cooling and eventually ice over and become very inefficient at cooling in the fridge. Even the freezer is effected, but it is not as easy to notice. Here's what to do. Once you find the large area along the back wall of the fridge that contains the frozen over coils, you will want to unplug the fridge and get that ice out of there completely. Using hot water and a catch basin to catch the water you pour over the coils, continue this until the ice is all gone. Make sure your settings are back to normal settings as per owner's manual and plug in. Should be all better now.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: bottom of refrigerator is not cooling

Hi: Is your freezer so full it's blocking the vents? If so unblock the vents. If not put your food in a cooler, frozen and fresh. Unplug your refrigerator. Take a hair dryer to the back of the freezer to melt frost accumulated behind the panel. I know it's supposed to be frost free. You have a problem with the defrost heater or the timer. The frost is blocking the vents. Most likely it is the later, but if you see no frost it could be the circulating fan. The location of these will be in your parts list. Kenmore still gives these with their products. If you don't have it go to sears.com and use parts direct. They will have a diagram. I hope this helps, Jeff By the way, If you are not handy just do the hair dryer thing and it will work for a weed or two until the frost plugs it up again.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore refrigerator will not cool. Freezer works

5 reasons for fridge and/or freezer getting warm: 1- the evaporator coils are icing up and won?t let air circulate. 2- the evaporator fan is not working to circulate air. 3- there is no refrigerant in the system. 4- no power to fridge or compressor. 5- the condenser coils have no air circulation check under the fridge behind the vent. if it is too dusty or the fan isn?t working, it is not getting enough airflow to cool down. replace fan and/or vacuum out the dust. if there is no power to the fridge, the light will be off. if the compressor is not running, there is a defrost timer that cuts the power temporarily to the compressor to melt ice on the coils. it?s located under the fridge behind the bottom vent. If the timer is off and the compressor is not going, the compressor or the main board is bad and needs replacing. there is also a temperature sensor on the evaporator coils that tells the defrost coil to turn on and when to turn off. if the defrost timer is on but the coil is not heating up, replace the sensor. if it still won?t heat up, it?s the timer or the coil. the easiest way to tell if there is no refrigerant- the freezer wall is warm and the compressor is loud. if there is no refrigerant, it may be more cost effective to replace the fridge. if you feel no air coming from the freezer vent, the fan needs replacing. If you feel air moving in the freezer but not the fridge, the channel from freezer to fridge is blocked. if the freezer has air and the rear freezer wall has frost on it, the evaporator coils are iced up and need defrosting. causes: 1. low refrigerant 2. no fan 3. too much humid air in fridge/freezer due to door open or bad door seals 4. the condensate drain tube is clogged if the seal around the door is ripped or not completely sealing, or there is condensation at the bottom or the walls of the fridge, replace the seal(s). no air, no fan. Replace if the refrigerant is low, it just needs a top off. but you need to be certified by the epa to move refrigerant, so get a professional. defrost solutions: unplug the fridge. remove the wall of the freezer that is frosted/icing up. use a hair dryer to melt the ice. do not get too close. you will see a drain under the evaporator coil. make sure it is not blocked. the water should run freely to a condensate pan under the fridge that evaporates the condensation with the hot line from the compressor. once the coil is free of ice, frost, and water, replace the panel and repair any of the problems that caused the icing up. plug the fridge in and turn it on. If it frosts up within a week, there is still an issue that not been taken care of.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator not cooling freezer works fine kenmore 106.55522400

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