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Kenmore 106.63854302 Coldspot is not holding temperatures

The motor is running, the fan comes on, and we cleaned out the compressor at the bottom. The freezer seems to be holding between 25-35 degrees, regardless of the setting, and the fridge is also getting warmer. This has been going on for about 10 days. After the cleaning, the freezer did get cooler for a couple days, but now both fridge and freezer are warm again. The fridge is only 5 years old. My question is whether it is worth it to call in a repairman, or just buy a new one and stay away from Kenmore.

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  • antiejen1 Jan 12, 2009

    I'm not sure. When I open the door or change the setting, I can hear the fan kick in. My brother-in-law came over to clean the compressor and checked all the parts. He didn't see anything obviously not running.

  • antiejen1 Jan 27, 2009

    I did call a repairman, and it turned out to be a faulty thermostat. It was a pricey part, but worth the fix and cheaper than a new fridge! Thanks for your suggestions.

  • jimbo460 May 11, 2010

    if the fan near the compressor is not running it will not get cold enough.

  • jimbo460 May 11, 2010

    are both fans running (1 inside and 1 outside?)


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Hi i had the same problem and someone came in it was well worth it it was the relay button and it only cost $50.00 for the part .

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