Question about Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator
Try cleaning the condenser coils at the rear of the unit. Best of luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It has a defrost problem. Most likely cause would be the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator behind the back panel in the freezer. Next most common would be the defrost timer. Third would be the defrost heater. Let me know if you want to try to test these parts. If so I will need the entire model # from the sticker in the fridge or on older models on a plate at the bottom front below the door.
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
SOURCE: Frost buildup
It is not defrosting. You have to remove back wall of freezer where frost is and take hairdryer to melt away frost. You need to check defrost heater. This is on bottom of evaporator coils. It has wires going to it on both sides. This has to be checked for continuity. If ok on top of coils is a round unit called a defrost terminator. This needs to be checked for continuity also. This must be done before you defrost coils. It should have continuity when its cold.
If these are ok you probably have a bad timer or defrost board.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
Setting it to 5 is what the manufacturer recommends. If you set it to 1 and the frig is still not cold, then you probably have a faulty cold control (thermostat)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.
First, answer these questions:
Is the refrigerator completely dead?
If so, see “It's stopped completely.”
The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.
If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:
The overload, relay, or capacitor
The defrost timer
The condenser fan motor
The freezer and the fridge are cooled by the same system, air is moved to the fridge by a fan from the freezer, either the circulation fan is defective or the fridge thermostat is defective.
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Posted on Jul 05, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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Sounds like it has a defrost problem. Check for thick frost buildup on the back bottom panel in the freezer first and let me know what you find so I can steer you in the right direction. Also, give me the entire model # from the sticker inside fridge.
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