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I have a Kenmore Coldspot Model 106.59502992 that the freezer side coil keeps freezing over and while this is going on the refrigerator side gets warm we're defrosting it every other day!! Help!!

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Hi Danda,

About 98% of the time on a Whirlpool built Kenmore such as yours the problem with automatic defrosting is the "defrost timer". It's super easy to repair. You can get one from Sears, a local appliance parts retailer or just about anywhere online (just plug this part number---> 482493 <--- into a search engine and price shop)

Here's a diagram I made. It details the repair. Number 4 says "ADC", don't worry. There are two types of defrost timers one is an ADC and another is yours. They both follow the same repair procedure, OK?
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Here's a full size diagram of your machine. You'll see that there is no difference other than the type of defrost timer.

NOTE---> UNPLUG YOUR FRIDGE BEFORE DOING THIS REPAIR!!! Otherwise, you'll look like this permanently...
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There ya go, Danda! Remember to rate this solutI have a Kenmore Coldspot Model 106.59502992 that - 20bfc70.jpgYa" WillYa?

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Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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Check the evaporator fan in the box listen near the upper inside back there is usually a grill it probably has stopped turning: this causes the air to not circulate in the two areas the freezer and the fridge. the fan is hard to hear if this is not the problem you have a ice obstruction in the freon coils and the machine must be recharged

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot model 106 - Snowing in freezer!

its not defrosting. check heater operations. bimetal near heater. check defrost timer

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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