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Refrigerator model 10655242400 side by side freezer or refrige not getting cold motor running

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot Side by Side Model 51559101

I also have the same refrigerator model 106.56566400 and periodically when the power goes off in the house the refrigerator & freezer will stop cooling. Try pushing the on/off button located inside the refrigerator to the left of the digital temperature controls. Hold the button down, this turns the unit off, then press it again to turn it back on. This basically resets the refrigerator, and most of the time works to get the refrigerator cooling again. Try this first before calling a repair man.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Refrigerator and Freezer not getting cold?

The compressor is located in back of the refrigerator behind a removable panel at the bottom. But you indicated frost buildup in the freezer near or at the bottom which tells me your compressor does operate. Frost indicates a problem in the defrost system. This type of problem can be caused by a bad defrost heater, defrost thermostat, or defrost timing device. Call an appliance repair for service.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: The refrigerator/freezer isn't cold anymore.

Remove back wall cover from freezer compartment. Should have a nice even frost pattern. If large amount off ice buildup is on evaporater than air can not flow through entire unit correctly. This means that unit is not defrosting properly. Check continuity on defrost heater, if good replace defrost thermostat, located as a clipped on device at top of evaporater.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot Side by Side Model 51559101

Unplug the Ref for 15-20 min., plug it back in and listen for the compressor to start. You will need to be behind the Ref so you can tell if the compressor or the fan is running. It will help to take the cover off so you can see the compressor.
Compressor not running but you hear a clicking noise. The relay needs to be replaced.
Compressor runs but not cooling. Low on coolant

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: fan runs constantly, freezer ice melting, bottom drawer in refrig

  • If your refrigerator temperature is closer to 35 degrees, try turning the temperature up slightly.

  • If you find that the temperature varies a lot from the top shelf to the bottom (where it is coldest), try putting produce and other sensitive products on a higher shelf.

  • If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
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    If you have a multimeter, you can check to see if 115 volts AC is being applied to the fan motor. If it is and the fan is not spinning then the motor is bad. If there is a lack of voltage, then the thermostat is bad. The thermostat sits behind the control knob for the refrig.

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