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Kenmore fridge not working, ice cubes wet, freezer frosting up

I have a Kenmore side by side, which is 9 years old. Last week I noticed the fridge was not as cold. Then noticed the ice cubes were not as sold and were wet to touch, the freezer started frosting up and bread had defrosted in the freezer.

We took everything out, cleaned the fridge and defrosted it. Plugged in and after 15 hours removed our food from the bath tub full of ice-cubes and hoped ....! It started making ice cubes. The freezer section felt quite cold and the fridge not quite right but cool. After the weekend the freezer is frosting again, Items I bought on Saturday have not frozen at all though it is quite cold in there. The fridge feels normal, don't think it is chilling at all. I turned off the ice dispenser in case that was a problem. Not sure whether it has almost died and I need a new one or it could be something simple. House is up for sale, with all appliances and I can't really afford a new one at this time, especially as I will have to leave it here when house sold. Can you help advise if you think there is any hope or if I will need a new one?

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  • jdrsparky May 03, 2009

    My Kenmore fridge has stopped cooling, freezer not freezing with wet cubes that it stopped producing. Freezer is now frosting up.I don't know how to ID the model #. I can repair if someone can tell where the component is. It is a freezer-top unit.

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You may need a new defrost module. The coils ice up when it is not working. This makes the fridge and freezer only a little cold. About 150 to 250 bucks to fix if you call a service person. Under a hundred for the part.

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