Question about Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

Freezer is over-freezing

A while ago I started noticing ice building up on bottom of the freezer and since that time have broken it out, and cleaned out the drain tube so it is clear of ice about 4 times. And the problem is that the freezer is way too cold and freezes our ice-cream and everything else rock solid. I've got the freezer setting all the way down to one and it doesn't change the temp. The refrigerator temperature is okay, but has been slightly freezing the lower two crisper drawers. I've had a fridge repair guy out twice already and he pretty much offered me no good advice but he still got my money for showing up. I've cleaned the grills underneath the unit of dirt and junk like the repair guy suggested, but it didn't do anything. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • jralph Aug 28, 2007

    are those parts i could order and change out myself?

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    Frost build up near vent to bottom crisper drawer from freezer and bottom crisper freezing veggies even when vent door is closed(vegetable position). Freezer/fridge settings are at factory settings. Have noticed also that freezer is colder than usual.

    *Have thoroughly cleaned compressor coils from underneath and behind bottom rear of unit.


  • faith1370 Oct 21, 2008

    My upright deep freezer keeps over freezing the food even though I have the control set to 1.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 217 Answers

The possible cause is the temperature sensor or thermostat is not working, maybe its switch is stuck up on ON position, it looks like a wire attached to the area where ice is building up, it is connected to a switch to turn off the compressor thus controlling the operation of your freezer. replace with new thermostat will solve the prob.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

  • teofilo navarro
    teofilo navarro Sep 04, 2007

    Defrost sensor, thermostat, temperature sensor or switch are the same. aircons, refrigerators and etc. uses this sensor to control temperature thats all.. [:0)

×

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 183 Answers

Change defrost sensor. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

heatman101
  • 43501 Answers

SOURCE: Water under crisper drawers and then leaking outside underneath.

Hi,
There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3662945-refrigerator_not_cooling_or_fridge_not

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3771673-defrost_refrigerator_defrost_timer

heatman101

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have a second hand Homemaker chest freezer model hmbd155....recently noticed fluid around the floor....? Leaking..don't have a manual and noticed a dial on the bottom left hand corner .What this do..?


The dial Adjusts the temperature. If it is adjusted too cold you might have ice build up underneath the freezer thus causing the fluid that you see. As the freezer is old it can also be that the insulation underneath is a bit old causing the ice build up and fluid leakage. A broken thermostat (dial) will also cause too low temperature inside and possible ice build/fluid leakage.

Oct 04, 2017 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Water in bottom freezer


Sounds like possible defrost drain. Water builds up over time. Need to pull evap cover and see if ice is build up in tray. If so defrost drain, should fix issue

Aug 24, 2012 | Maytag MBF2258XEW

1 Answer

Bottom freezer has ice building up because when it defrosts it will not drain out through the back. Ice builds up to a point where I have water draining out the front of the freezer all over the floor....


I suppose the ice is building up in the drain trough under the evaporator (inside the freezer). There are two ways used to keep the trough from ice build up. It either has a heater built into it, or the defrost heater is close enough to the trough so that when the refer goes into defrost, it would melt any ice in the drain trough. Or the hose / pipe running from the trough to the drain pan it clogged, in which case you should be able to blow it clean. Note: this hose or pipe has to have a trap similar to the one under your kitchen sink. That is to prevent air from moving up, bringing undesired moisture into the fereezer.

May 20, 2011 | Viking Professional Series VCBB36 Bottom...

1 Answer

Ice build up


check that both cyclic defrost elements are working i dont think they are

Apr 21, 2010 | LG LBN22515 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Kenmore elite fridge. Bottom freezer ice builds


You have a bad defrost system on this unit, that's why you're freezing up. Call us with the model number and we'll get the correct part out to you right away. We hope to hear back from you soon.

Oct 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Ice building up in the bottom of the freezer


The water supply line is leaking.Put some paper towels down after you clean up and check real often to back track where leak is coming from,maybe your ice maker is over flowing with water.When was the last time you replaced your water filter?Could be backing up,just replaced mine,it was leaking under the fridge,mine is a Sear's Kenmore,ordered a filter from Sear's,Cost me 50 buck's,My filter is at the bottom front,your's may be inside the freezer.

Apr 13, 2017 | KitchenAid KBLC36FKS Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Frigidiare PLHS39EESS9 Ice build up in bottom of Freezer


I had the same problem with my Jenn-air side-by-side

Your freezer has a defrost cycle and when the freezer temp is set too cold, your drainage pan and tube freezes up (behind the back panels in the freezer) and when that gets full it spills over too the bottom of the fridge and keeps building up until you notice.
  • Un-plug fridge and put your food in coolers or another fridge.
  • Defrost the freezer, remove the ice from the bottom.
  • Remove the back panel/s (in the freezer).
  • Check the drainage pan. If it is iced up, you'll have to carefully remove the ice and check the drainage hole.
  • If the hole is iced up, so is the first 1-2 inches of the plastic tube leading to the main drainage pan behind and under the fridge.
  • You can use a hair drier to speed up defrost.
  • To defrost the hole and tube I used round ended metal (nut pics or beater attachment ends- avoid sharp objects) heated up in boiling water and gently forced down into the hole and tube until defrosted.
  • Check flow(by pouring warm water) down and looking behind and under fridge(with flashlight) to see if flowing into main drainage pan.
  • Turn up your freezer temp and check with a thermometer. Your freezer temp was probably set too cold
Mine is going on 5 months with no problem. If this continues, it might be the defroster.
Good Luck!

Mar 22, 2009 | Frigidaire PLHS39EESS Stainless Steel

1 Answer

Freezer not cooling enough to make ice.


well countney778 it sounds like either your drain is clogged upo and holding water in the freezer or your defrost timer is bad. the timer shoiuld be by the thermostat area and the drain is at the boittom of the coil that is currently freezing. also look underneith and if you see abunch of dirt then you may have to clean the coil on the bottom of the unit. use a shop vac and a long brush to clean.

Jan 19, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Maytag side by side freezer ice build up


I HAVE A MSD2454GRW, 23.5 CU, MAYTAG AND ICE BUILDS UP ON THE FLOOR OF THE FREEZER TO A POINT WHERE IT RUNS ON THE FLOOR. CAN CLEAN IT OUT AND 12-15 HOURS LATER, ITS BACK.

Jul 20, 2008 | Maytag 25.6 cu. ft. Wide-By-Side...

1 Answer

We have a fisher and paykel fridge and freezer. The freezer section is at the bottom and it has started leaking around the bottom and I've noticed the bottom of the freezer becomes very icy very quickly. ...


not the seals. the drain is blocked. take the rear panel off inside the freezer and yoy will probably see an ice build up at the bottom. melt off with a hairdryer and follow up with hot water till water flows away freely. if you have ice build up all over the pipework, then you have a defrost system fault and get back to me

Jul 18, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

3,168 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Refrigerators Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2699 Answers

Jim Goldsmith
Jim Goldsmith

Level 3 Expert

2005 Answers

oldblindman

Level 1 Expert

5 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...