Question about Kenmore 56939 Side by Side Refrigerator
My wife noticed that the strip between the freezer side and the fridge side was hot to touch and when she pulled out the lowest drawer on the freezer side, a coil looked red-orange. she of course unplugged it. she looked at some other web site and it mentioned it could be a compressor problem. the fridge was bought new 2 1/2 yrs ago sears kenmore side by side, model 106.5693*600. what are your thoughts. thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the fan above the evaporator coils in back of the cover isn't running then no cold air will be blown up to the fridge area. That's a common failure item and very easy to replace yourself. And by the way... $200 bucks and 2 weeks out is about normal these days believe it or not. It's what we would charge ya! :) At least you did the troubleshooting and saved yourself a couple hundred bucks.
Posted on Jan 15, 2007
JH, did you notice if the freezer back panel was full of frost first time it started thawing? If so you may have a defrost problem. I've had 4 of these control boards (jazz boards) fail on this model in the last week. Behind the front grill, there should be a tech sheet that will show you how to run the componet tests at the control board. Part number for the board is 12002339. This board controls compressor, defrost, damper and fans. Catriver.
Posted on Aug 05, 2007
We had the same thing happened. We called Sears and scheduled a repair. Apparently there is a small electric heater that keeps the coils from freezing up and had to be replaced, about $80, I think. Not sure if that is your problem.
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
After several hours working and moving the door, I was able to slide open the door. Found out that the ice maker was leaking and the water was in the bottom an it frozen and that was stopping the door to open.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
SOURCE: OVERHEATING COMPRESSOR
you can check its starting components. it could be a bad capacitor or a bad start relay. if the compressor starts from cold, it could start right away but as it heats up, it should be able to start also, since after running for a few hours, the compressor will really get hot, it would stop at defrost cycle and re start again after about 30 mins. since it is still hot, if it has a defective starting components, it can not start and that is the time it would overheat.
in any case that the starting components are all ok, then you have a partially burnt compressor. it would run while cold and can not run when hot because the resistance of the wires changes as it gets hot. with this kind of problem, you need to replace the compressor. as you have said, the fan at the condenser is running. if the fan at the condenser is not running, that is also a cause for the compressor to overheats. i hope i was able to help...
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
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