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Frig liner is cracking

The liner in my 2 year old side by side frig is cracking. the repair men that the protection plan we have put epoxy glue on them, they said they do no harm to the frig it is just cosmetic. the epoxy is cracking plus there are more cracks appearing. model # 106.54584400

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  • judyfay Aug 28, 2007

    This is a kenmore refrigerator

  • judyfay Sep 17, 2007

    Is the cracking a defect? It is cracking on the outside wall to the front of the frig. I have a 5 year protection plan, and they have been out to fix it 3 times and there is more cracks appearing. If it is a defect and is it causing the frig not to perform properly?

  • judyfay Sep 18, 2007

    the repairman said he has had others with cracks but further back. Where they put a partial liner in, but this is about 2 to 3 inches inside the frig so they cant use that. The shelves on this frig are attached to the back wall of the frig not on the sides. Only the drawers are. Cracks are up alot higher than that and to the front.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    MY FRIGERATOR IS LESS THAT 2 YEARS OLD. KENNMORE SIDE BY SIDE SEARS MODEL 106.56579400, THE RREPAIR MAN SUGGESTED PATCHING ALL 3 CRACKS WHICH ARE 12 INCH ES LONG. NOT ACCEPTABLE!! NOW IA M CALLING ONE SOURCE CORPORATE DEPT, WHICH IS SUGGESTING THE SAME THING AND NO REPLACEMENT BECASE THE FRIG IS FUNCTIONAL. THESE CRACKES WILL CONTINUE TO OCCUR.

  • mantilly Apr 02, 2008

    I had a kenmore that did the same thing. Sears was happy to exchange it but i have to talk to the sales people. I told them it was cosmetics how about i take a baseball bat to his car, that it was just cosmetics. ;-) that it dont hurt the car at all. hehhehehehhe. But what i did was go back up to the store and act like buying one and ask them is a cracked appeared on the inside wall would it be covered, they will say yes ... then tell them to exchange your fridge now... :) best of luck...

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The Kenmore units are made by Whirlpool and Kitcheniad. I have a Kitchenaid with the same issue. They want to drill holes in my fridge and cover the cracks with tape.

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I have the same problem on my 3 year old Kenmore Refrigerator. I cleaned out the refrigerator and noticed the cracks. I don't know how long they've been there. I called the service guy out and he said it's a known problem. He said the plastic wasn't poured right into the mold. He told the only solution is a silicon type caulking or a patch. The patch involved cutting pieces of liner from a sheet and basically glueing them over the cracks. BOTH SOLUTIONS are unacceptable. I am beginning the process of complaining (lot of good it will do). If this is a known defect, SEARS should stand by their product and make it good.

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I have used hot glue guns before on liners.. On used appliances I was selling.. cracks was already there. where a is it cracking... trying to think of a cause.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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    Mike Johnson Sep 17, 2007

    Never heard of one just cracking on its own... Just from too much weight in door shelves or closing on overly pack fridge ect... I would talk with the Ken. customer serv. or repair person that come out and see if this is something they have had problems with in the past... i personaly have not had a problem with this issue

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