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Icemaker very slow. freezer freezing but refrigerator section not cold frost on rear of freezer compartment

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  • wsm4 May 15, 2009

    Kenmore (Coldspot) model # 106.9759753 manufactured 10/95

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Hi, You have a seld defrosting problem
Get me you model# and I can get you through this.

Thanks
Vic

Posted on May 15, 2009

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    Victor May 15, 2009

    You will need to remove the rear panel of the freezer. First thing..... UNPLUG the refrigerator. After you get the rear panel removed you will need to locate the defrost bi metal switch, it should be upper right hand corner with two wire plugged into it, and test it for continuity. The switch needs to be tested while it is cold. Do you have a volt/ohm meter?

    If the bi metal switch has no continuity, you need to replace it. This is the most common problem. If the bi metal is ok, check continuity on the defrost heater. This is the black kelrod tbe you see below the evaporator coils. If both of these parts check out ok, you will need to change the defrost timer and that is located in the fresh food section behind the control panel.

    NOW, while you have the this panel off, you might want to get hte after market defrost drain heater. This is a part you will most certainly need to add later. It just clamps on the defrost heater and protudes down into the drain hole.

    I know this is a lot of information all at once. If there is any way I can help you further with parts or part #'s. please let me know.

    If you need clarification on any of this, I am here.

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