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Kenmore Elite 596755 - Freezer warm, Ice Melted, then...

Freezer got warm, Ice melted, took everything out and called Sears thinking it was the compressor. Fridge was fine. Then, 3 days later, everything started working again. Freezer is cold, ice maker working fine, temperature ok.
Any idea what happened?

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  • vjdantone Jan 15, 2009

    but why would it suddenly start working right again?

  • alan_scott Jan 16, 2009

    Mine did the exact same thing. Just discovered it a few hours ago. Freezer is warm, but refrigerator appears OK. It's running and clicking alot. I emptied it and placed an ice tray and a freezer thermometer inside. Will see what it looks like tomorrow, before the dreaded call to Sears.

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A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas.
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer.
Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.
Watch its operation more closely to see if any same symptom.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Jan 15, 2009

    Something (faulty thermostat, relay contacts, defrosting system, etc.) may caused abnormal operation, but by now you only have to watch its operation for a reasonable period ,to see if problem is random or repeated.

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    david85092 Aug 27, 2012

    door gasket has been damaged for a while. split on top and some frost was developing near gasket on top of freezerr

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Did you move it or tip it on its side when these devices are moved sometimes it will create anair pocket in the cooling system after moveing let stand for a few hours before plugging back in.

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