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Kenmore fridge not getting cold

I have an older kenmore fridge,it has bee great till now. it has stopped getting cold altogether.the fan on the side is running,but i noticed heat coming from the bottom,the motor and some of the lines are extremly hot,is this fridge done?

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  • James Bradburn
    James Bradburn May 11, 2010

    Eather it needs to be recharged with freon, or the compressor is shot. You can recharge it and try that if you like but it will require a part to do that.

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First thing to heck would be the condenser fan motor which is located int the compressor compartment pull the refrig away form the wall remove cardboard cover and inspect the fan motor that you will see. check for obstruction or if the fan motor is seized. if this motor fails it will cause the compressor to run extremely hot then shut off on internal motor protector. if you determine the motor is bad you can place a house fan behind unit blowing on compressor area to keep unit working until you get it repaired.
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