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Model# 253 9280213 and serial # WBOi823164 Kenmore

This freezer gets really hot on both sides of it. Is this common on this model. I've placed it in the garage and it's been hot. Could this cause this problem.

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SOURCE: freezer works ok.refrigerator temp varies from 39 60 deg.

check to see if there is frost in the back of the freezer if so you have a defrost prob..

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite side by side: hot divider

This is normal. There is a heater in this panel to stop condensation sweating between the doors.

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SOURCE: Freezer works Refrigerator will not cool down

The compressor should be OK this time because you caught it in time. But if the condenser fan stops you need to consider replacing the fan. I have had refrigerators do fine until the fan motor warms up and you are away, it stops. Don't think you should use the refrigerator until the fan is fixed. Sea Breeze

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer won't work in garage in cold weather

Modern fridge/freezers are built to automatically defrost themselves. To do this they require that the room temperature is well above freezing to allow the defrost to take place. If you site the freezer in too cold an environment it is unable to defrost itself and will eventually stop working. It sounds strange but if it is too cold the freezer cannot work. The solution is to buy and fridge/freezer that does not automatically defrost itself if you want it to work in a cold environment.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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