Question about Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Ice on back walls and in freezer-Trio 596

We have ice on our food and ice on the walls the freezer.  Also, even though the fridge says 38, it is quite cold.  Of course our warranty is up.  I reserached it and am wondering if it is the evaporator fan motor problem that a number of people have mentioned.  If this is the case, how much it is to fix.  Or what else can it be.Sears has offered us to pay $252 for the year to get it fixed and covered for the year.  If they have had problem. Thanks,

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Kenmore Master
  • 8,147 Answers

Look for frost on the backside of the freezer wall. If you have some then you probably have a bad defrost heater. Remove the rear access panel and inspect for ice. Get a hairdryer and remove the ice and replace defrost heater assembly.This is a fairly easy job.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore 596 bottom freezer forms ice at the bottom above and on the vents. Then we turn off and water comes down through ceiling in rec. room from defrosted freezer. how to fix?


sounds like a clogged or plugged evaporator drain line

Freezer /fridge water/ice in fridge and or freezer

Usually due to CONDENSATION due to bad door seals or a plugged evaporator drain line? Can use a soft flexable tubing and very hot water to clean it out. Bad door seals usually need replacement, but u can use a blow dryer and something to pry it closer to the door wall while blowing hot air on to it. To create a seal, to test for bad door seals place a dollar bill in between the door and wall of fridge where it closes. Then slide out the dollar bill with door closed. It should offer some resistance and not be easy to pull out.
Most all fridges have a drain. Look inside your fridge for a "V" shaped channel with a small hole. This hole leads to a tube and a small pan which sits on top of your refrigerator's compressor. The defrost cycle causes water to run into the channel, down the tube, and then it generally evaporates with the heat of the hot condenser/compressor.
However, if that tube is clogged with food crumbs, particles , debris etc, you will have to clear it to get back to a normal mode of operation. A toothpick, pipecleaner, straw or a cotton bud can often do the trick.
Even a frost free freezer will still ice up at times in the areas away from the heated defrost area and the drain line can freeze. This icing causes the pipe work to the compressor to ice over or sweat and cause a puddle. Or if the drainage has frozen over, it will need to be de-iced. ( usually the line is under the freezer bottom plate covering. Towards the back of the unit) And there is another inside the fridge area also.
Give the freezer a good overnight defrost until it's totally clear of ice in addition to making sure the drain is clear to the pan at the back and then restart the freezer.

Feb 26, 2015 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

Kenmore fridge model 596 - 79213014 2 yrs old accumulates ice at the bottom freezer. The fridge has built it ice maker but we did not opt for that option. Can anyone pls advise how tofix the problem?


IS THERE A CONTAINER FOR THE ICE TO COLLECT IN UNDER THE ICEMAKER??? IF NOT YOU WILL NEED TO GET OR ORDER ONE..
NEXT THERE IS A WIRE LEVER ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ICE MAKER. WHEN THE ICE PUSHED THAT LEVER UP IT WILL QUIT MAKING ICE. WITH YOUR HAND GENTLY LIFT THE LEVER UP UNTIL IT STAYS LOCKED IN THE UP POSITION... ONCE IT IS IN THE UP POSITION ... IT WILL NOT PRODUCE ANY ICE.

Dec 29, 2014 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

Why does my ice cube maker quit working and temperature in freezer is the same as fridge.


ice maker will not work if freezer is too warm . it must be 15 deg or lower and if fresh food is that cold then the food is frozen. the freezer needs to be 0 to 5 deg and the fresh food side 38 def is best . / you may be having a defrost problem and the cold coil is packed with ice and prevent ing air flow .. ck for ice in back of freezer .. mm

Oct 22, 2010 | Amana Refrigerators

1 Answer

The freezer is forming ice on back wall and all around the ice bins where the ice storage is, plus forming on food boxes, what could be the problem?


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out whats going wrong with your refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer

heatman101

Aug 25, 2010 | Kenmore TRIO 77314 Side by Side Bottom...

1 Answer

Miela fridge freezer freezes food in the fridge


Most likely reason is fridge evaporator sensor faulty. The sensor is screwed to the back wall of the fridge behind bracket next to light and has a green band near the end . The sensor come as a repair kit (part no. 7323301). Just follow instructions in the packet.It is quite straight forward

Jul 24, 2010 | Miele KFN8762SDED Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

FREEZER SIDE TOO MUCH ICE FRIDGE SIDE NOT TOO COLD


If it has ice buildup on the back wall inside the freezer, it appears to have a defrost problem. Unplug it, put your food in another unit (or ice chests), open the freezer door and let it thaw out overnight for at least 12 hours or more, or until all the ice has melted from *behind* the back wall. Then close the doors and run it for 4 hours and check to see if the fresh food side is cold. If it is, call a repairman to fix the defrost problem. That could be a burned out heater, terminator, or defrost timer depending on your exact model.

Jan 03, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Freezer not freezing properly, ice on back wall


Ice on the back wall indicates a problem with the defrost cycle. The ice builds up and starts to choke off the air flow, so your symptoms would indicate that may be happening.

Defrost problems are usually any of the three components, the heater element, the defrost termination temp switch, or the defrost timer.

May 29, 2009 | Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Trio Bottom Freezer-Ice in Freezer


check the freezer walls . the roof of the freezer falls at times trapping moisture and caUSEING FROST . MAKE SHORE THE DOORS ARE CLOSEING PRIOPERLY .. ALL THE WAY .. ALL OF THEM SOME TIMES THE PCB BOARD FAILS AS WELL . CAUSEING THE VAP MOTOR TO RUN DURING DEFROST CAUSEING MOISTURE IN FREEZER .

Jan 16, 2009 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

1 Answer

Kenmore fridge and freezer not cooling


Check to see if there is any ice built up on the back wall of the freezer. If so thaw the ice and take the back wall out of the freezer. next check to see if the fan is running in the freezer (evaporator fan) This fan is what circulates the air from the freezer to the fridge. If it does run then you have a defrost problem (if ice is on the coils and back wall). Then replace defrost timer, heater, and thermostat.

Nov 19, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Logo

81 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Refrigerators Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4636 Answers

mike cooper

Level 3 Expert

864 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...