Food in freeze started to thaw an ice cubes melting. Unplugged refrigerator and then back in again. Refrigerator ran fine for about three weeks and then same problem. Compressor felt hot. Line in was hot.Some of the lines on right side of compressor were cool.
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Re: Kenmore 596.75509400 bottom freezer
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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It could be many things. My first guess would be the defrost. The coil that gets cold in your freezer builds ice on it and the only way to get the ice off is to run a heater near the coil long enough for the ice to melt. All freezers have something built in to defrost and domestic are typically just an electric heater on a timer. When your freezer stops working again, you may want to pull open the panel of your freezer and see if your coil (a heat exchanger that probably looks a lot like your car radiator) is covered in ice. If it is, it could be the timer or the actual heater that is bad.
you have a defrost problem.it will run after you melt it out for like 10 to 17 days and it will freeze up again.you have a bad thermostat,heater or a timer or board depending on the model number.you have to get in there with a meter and check the defrost thermostat,the heater or the timer or board .when you check the thermostat it has to be cold to get the correct reading.send me the model number and i can help you betterlook at the left wall up near the ceiling in the fridge section and there should be a tag with the model number on it
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
We just had a similar problem with our Maytag side-by-side in the bottom of the freezer. Just as you described...sort of a glacier on the floor of the freezer that slowly melts toward the door. After several attempts to remove the ice, only to have it form again, my husband spoke with a helpful sales person in an appliance center. He said there's a drainage plug/line on the back that's supposed to funnel condensation to the evaporation tray underneath. It gets clogged and frozen. Sure enough...my husband pulled out the freezer, opened the visible line and it was all frozen and full of gunk. He had to use a hair dryer to thaw it out, then flushed it. It was amazing how much stuff came out of there. We've had no more problem since.
Probably the compressor relay, you will start to notice your food to thaw out and get bad. Try unplugging for about an hour. if then it still does that call www.whirlpoolpartssurplus.com and get a relay kit.
Sounds like you need a new defrost heater. Check your manual for it's location. Basically all a defrost hearer is , is a glass tube with wire inside of it, that acts as a resistor, it heats up, and melts all ice. Remove all food to another freezer, thaw freezer, and check heater if it is bad, it will look like a burned out halogen bulb.
er if means the ice fan is not running. it blows freezing air into the ice maker compartment from the freezer. unplug the refer for 24. these are susceptible to frost or ice forming in the blade of the fan and prevents it from spinning. unplugging it will let it thaw. ice is a big problem with this model.
Take loock if are dirty those coils and fan on botton or some place on your freezer. Tri cleaning all. Just be carrefuly to no brake those coils ???? Unplog from outlet bifore ??? I hop you gete fix it. I'm not shur, but tri.
J, sounds like your dispensor flapper is not closing properly and you are drawing warm air up into the ice bucket. This model had an issue where the flapper pin holder was part of the housing and would break off. They have a kit now that fixes that problem. The only other thing it could be would be low freezer temps or it's staying in defrost too long. With out being there, I would start with the dispensor flapper. Check it out and post back.. Catriver.