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I have a Kenmore Coldspot model 57572791 refrigerator/freezer that suddenly stopped cooling/freezing. I took off the back & think it is the compressor @ the bottom left that feels hot but not making sound. Vacuumed out the dust. Any suggestions? Not sure it is related, but had my Christmas tree plugged in to what I now know is an outlet shared by the refrigerator in the garage--noticed tree lights were on/off dimming just before I took it down, then found refrigerator not working. Thanks for any advice!

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JH, did you notice if the freezer back panel was full of frost first time it started thawing? If so you may have a defrost problem. I've had 4 of these control boards (jazz boards) fail on this model in the last week. Behind the front grill, there should be a tech sheet that will show you how to run the componet tests at the control board. Part number for the board is 12002339. This board controls compressor, defrost, damper and fans. Catriver.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot w/Ice Maker Not Making Ice

hi LOP7,
In most cases you can easily solve this problem.
step one would be to make sure your freezer is getting cold enough. If you have icecream in your freezer is it frozen solid or is it soft. Most icemakers cycle around 0 degrees and if your freezer is not getting to 0 then it will not cycle and it will not make ice.
Step two would be to make sure you icemake is cycling. To do this simply lift the little shut off arm on your icemaker and wait about an hour then go back to the icemaker and drop the arm down. The icemaker should start going through a cycle. You should notice the arm slowly begin to raise and the ice dispencer fingers will begin to turn. Then you will hear it call for water. You may hear a humm.
If the freezer is cold enough and the icemaker is cycling that only leaves the inlet valve. replace the valve and enjoy the ice.
If the freezer is cold enought and the icemaker does not cycle, then you have a bad icemaker. Simply replace the icemaker and viola.
Third if the freezer is not cold enought 0 defrees. Then you may have a defrost problem. In this case post more info and I will be happy to help. Good luck mca0824@aol.com

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot stop working

first ,do you have power to it,is the lights coming on?2-is there frost building in the freezer on the back wall?i think you have a defrost problem,let me know more-mike

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite model 73503201- FRIDGE DOES NOT COOL, FREEZER WORKS

Look in the back of the freezer, there will probably be a metal panel with a plastic vent on top.

Look through the vents in the metal panel, and you should see the shiny metal fins of the evaporator. If the fins or the vents are plugged with frost, that is your problem. The freezer will stay cold because a small amount of cold air will be forced through the frost but that will not be enough to make it up to the refrigerator portion. You can defrost the unit by removing the metal panel and allowing the frost to melt. Careful use of a hairdryer can speed up this process. This will likely be a temporary fix. The root cause of excessive frost can be caused by a bad door seal or a defective defrost circuit.

First check that the door seal is good by closing the door on a dollar bill at several points around the door, both on the freezer and refidgerator door. If you can pull the bill out with no resistance, the door is not making a good seal. Inspect the seal and make sure there isn't anything stopping the door from closing such as food, or a shelf not pushed in all the way.

If the door seal is good, the defrost system is likely defective. The defrost system has three main parts, the defrost heater, thermostat, and timer. If either one of the parts fails, the freezer will plug up with frost every few weeks. If you can troubleshoot this by manually starting the defrost cycle. Let me know if you would like this procedure.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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The usual cause of this kind of problem is a defrost failure. If the failure is not caused by a failed timer or coil, it is usually easy to fix-uself. Defrost cycle is usually by timer. But if the air flow was blocked by food items the frost build-up will be more than it can melt and eventually cause blocked airflow. THis can also happen when outside temperature changes dramatically.

To fix it, clear the freezer side, open the panel to see the evaporator coil. If you see the blocked frost, it is exactly the problem. Use a hair dryer to help melting it or leave it unoperational for hours until it is clear of ice. Now replace the panel back (this forms the airflow from down to up), restart the frig. Done. You will notice cold air in a few minutes. Actual power (freezing ice cycle) will build in 3-4 hours.

I am not a repair technician. I solved the problem by myself.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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