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Both freezer and refrigerator temp variations

Both freezer and refrigerator sides experience temp variations. 10 years old...compressor issue or a baffle issue? temp seems to regulate just fine for a few days, then experience warm temps in freezer and refrig, then it changes again in a few days....

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In most refridgerator cabins is a air dam at top right of side by side and it could be sticking open and working other times or it could get stuck in defrost cycle due to defrost timer not working properly.defrost timer would be first thing to look to.

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I suggest get help with repairman.6 year old is not very old.Refrigerators have life more then 8 to 10 years.The problem can be temperature not set properly or any of fridge or freezer door not closed properly and cool air is getting leaked out. These are basic possibilities which first need to be checked. But if these possibilities are checked ok and still the problem is same, then its weak compressor issue. Click the link below for more details:--- http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html

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Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.All the cooling comes from the freezer side. So if the fresh food side is working then the freezer is only producing enough to allow the temps to be around 38 degrees. Do you notice any frost on the freezer back wall? Its possible its a defrost issue.Can you hear the fan Running in the freezer when the compressor is on? If these all seem fine then I would say you have a sealed system issue. Either a leak or bad compressor. Since its only a few months old call for factory service it should have a one year warranty on parts and labor.
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Hi, my Kenmore is 10 years old. Refrig isn't cold. Freezer temp is okay. Checked manual to check temp. Doesn't adjust. Now everything spoiled. Does it need new compressor?


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For me, the faulty fresh food side sensor made the computer always thing the fresh food side was too warm, making it constantly run the compressor (thus icing up the coils).

If you do not have a coil icing problem in the freezer, then your fresh food side temp sensor may be telling the computer that the fresh food side is already cold enough.

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