Question about Kenmore 73822 / 73824 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
My refrigerator compressor, etc. is running and the freezer is working fine. The main food compartment is warm, and there seems to be no cool air coming out of the air supply tunnel. The damper there is open. By the way, the model # I have is not the 73822 above, but it is a bottom freezer. The # I find is Kenmore # 596.69272991
This just happened to mine (slightly different model number) and what it boiled down to was the air channels that bring the air from the freezer were frozen solid. You can remove the inside back panel of the freezer and get the ice out which is a temporary fix because more than likely, the defrost timer is bad and needs to be replaced. (It's frozen up because it's not properly defrosting) With mine, you could determine if the defroster itself is working by manually toggling it on and off. You said that the compressor is working so while it is running, manually toggle the freezer light on and off 5 times within 6 seconds (this is how it's done on my model) and you should hear the fan cut off. Make sure the drain pan is empty prior to doing this. Leave it alone for about 1 hour and you should see water in the drain pan. Just remember, this is a temporary fix but should at least allow you to keep your drinks cool until someone can come out!
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
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