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Kenmore fridge stopped cooling

My fridge stopped cooling and then the freezer stopped freezing a few days later.  Then I unplugged it and cleaned all the coils underneath and turned it back on after 8 hours.  Then it worked again for about 5 days and stopped cooling again, then the freezer stopped freezing 2 days later.  Now I turned it off today for about 8 hours again and it started to cool and freeze again just like last time.  The relay looks to be in good shape.  What could this be?

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  • heitmanncmi Jan 13, 2009

    I'll try it and let you know what happens.  Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Fridge has had leakage of water from under veg. drawers for several years. Recently stopped freezing and cooling. I emptied everything and huge amount of water drained over 2 days from underneath and from inside fridge. Restarted motor and freezer worked fine. Fridge is cool but not cold enough. Should I just give up and start shopping?

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Sounds like its freezing up on you. check the drain outlet and make sure that its clear. also i would replace the defrost timer on this unit because its suppose to bring on the heaterfs to melyt the ice so thaat yoiu don't have to. they are around 30 mdollars at the appliancew repair store and all you need is the model number and serial number for the uit. after you get it it's either on the very top of the refrigerator section or in the very back. It has 4 wires going to it. good luck.

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