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Stopped cooling and freezing

Everything works,lights,fan, water etc. but both fridge and freezer side not cooling. model #106.53642300 made in 2003

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  • aldredsteve2 Jan 21, 2009

    Same problem. Everything still works sound s fine. Coils were completly packed with dirt, never been cleaned in 5yrs. Cleaned them hoping it wouold fix problem but it didn't.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    If the fridge or freezer have no cooling at all, it's very likely the compressor, or one of the compressor start components.

    If the refer and freezer are both cooling, but not cold, I would suspect either a bad door gasket, bad light switch (light does not turn off when door is closed) or a problem in the defrost circuit (defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat).

    Please reply with more description of your symptoms for further help.


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Check that the condenser fan is working and condenser is clean.. check that the evaporator fan is working may have to push switch in to make it run. if ice is visible behind rear freezerwall you do have a defrost problem find defrost timer and with a flat head screwdriver turn it until you hear a click and everthing shuts down. if yoou hear ice cracking you have a bad defrost timer(very common failure)you may have problem in the defrost heater but you might find that a little over your head and a repairman might be the cheapest way to go, because buying parts can be expensive and they are not returnable

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