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My refrigerator isn't cooling well. The freezer isn't freezing at the top only the bottom.

It didn't make any ice over night either.

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If it's just cold at the bottom and warm up top it sounds like you have a bad evaporator fan motor in the freezer side,when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?if not bad fan motor,this happens when the fan motor is bad because heat rises and cold air sinks.part number : 2259385 and it's around 60 to 70 dollars

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

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    how did you make out with your fridge?

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SOURCE: 15 month old Kitchenaid french door refrigerator - water pooling and freezing on the bottom of tthe freezer. Seems like the grids on back wall may be the culprit, as after ice is removed they seem to

more than likely you have a clogged drain. This occurs when the machine goes into defrost and the melted ice somehow is prevented from draining and therefor refreezing and blocking the drain for the next defrost cycle. Over time it gradually builds and starts voer a larger area. Being you have a top mount refrigerator(freezer on top) there are air ways that connect the freezer to the fridege, which is how its cooled. The best way to resolve this is to unplug the machine for atleast 24-48 hours to let all ice melt
If thats not an option that you want to use the actual repair method would be to 1) unplug the machine 2) empty everything out of the freezer so you'll have room to work 3) take all the shelving and baskets out 4) locate the screws on the rear wall inside the freezer and remove them 5) take the back panel off exposing the evaporator coils ( the aluminum ) 6) directly below the coils is a trough of sorts and the drain is usually in the middle and runs out the bottom, remove the ice by carefully chipping it out or by using a hair dryer or hot water. 7) once all the ice is gone, the drain is visible and water can flow smnoothly down the drain dry the area and reassemble.
Note that on your machine you should pull the machine away from the wall so you can get behind it and remove the lower panel. Locate the drain tube that runs from the freezer, usually a black or white tube, and at the end verify it there is a rubber piece that looks like a duck bill of you will. If it is there, grab said piece and remove it from the drain line. This is the cause of the water not draining out of the freezer

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SOURCE: my refrigerator won't stay cool but my freezer works fine

You have something wrong with the vent going from the freezer to the fridge. You probably have a defrost problem and ice is blocking the vent that goes from the freezer and comes out in the roof of the rerigerator compartment. Replace your defrost timer and bimetal.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid KSRA25IL Freezer working Fine - Refrigerator not

I had a similar problem where the refrigerator side was not cooling well but I could feel very little air coming through the vent in the top left corner.I blew hot air from a blow driver into the vent for about 1 minute which melted ice that was hanging from the bottom of the vent cover.Cold air started blowing harder thru the vent and cured the problem.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer on the bottom model # PBF2555HEW Freezer works refrigerator not cooling at all

I replaced my evaporator fan behind panel in freezer this was not spinning had to remove ice maker and panel to access got parts list emailed from kitchen aid and picked up part at local appliance dealer

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator side not cooling - freezer side icing up

I have repaired my Sears refrigerator/freezer many times since I bought it in 1971. Recently, the refrigerator freezer section started to ice up and the temperature in the freezer started to slowly rise to about 20 degrees F and would not go any lower.
This happened once before and it turned out to be a defective Defrost Timer.
This time the problem was a defective Bimetal (Temperature Switch) that shorted against a metal tube in the refrigerator.
I replaced the Bimetal and now the refrigerator is fine - no frost and it now goes down to 0 degrees F, as it should.
I have taken a series of photos of the problem and repair of my refrigerator plus a schematic diagram. Follow this link for all the photos.
http://www.esnips.com/web/RefrigeratorProblem
Also, make sure that you don't cover any holes or vents that are in the freezer section

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