The frige was purchased new 3.5 yrs ago. Just two months ago it suddenly stopped getting cold. Everything was ruined. I unplugged it, it defrosted and made a mess on the floor. I plugged it back in and it worked again...for about 2-3 weeks. Just long enough for me to replace all the meats. veggies, dairy products, condiments, dressings, and so on.
It seems to me that something is freezing up and thus automatically shutting off. My guess would be that really a thermostat is malfunctioning or something.
Any ideas?? This is costing me a fortune and no time is a good time to smell the living areas up with decaying foods, or to be out of all food, drink and most important, ice cubes.
And I have my house up for sale! This is most inconvenient..
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Re: only 3.5 yrs old stops getting cold...
It has a defrost problem. If the evaporator gets totally frosted up it can't circulate the cold air. It will be one of 3 things. I will list by most common. 1. Defrost thermostat (clips onto the evaporator). 2. Defrost timer. 3. Defrost heater. If you have some basic tools and a multimeter I can walk you thru the checkout. I would need the complete model # from the sticker inside the fridge section. Let me know if I can help further.
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ok stop the water // the water valve is bad..very bad . change it ..its a dual valve in the back . right where the lin is hooked up . this will correct problem .. **** hope this helps . i think it will .. / feed back pls ..
check back side of your fridge touch the motor compressor running or not if not running check the electronics board and make voltage check from electronics board to motor compressor. if the compressor running touch the one side of copper tube if have hot one side. if have hot your freon ok check the cooling fan inside the freezer side ok good lock
It can be repaired at cheaper rate by any electrician or costlier rate by Kenmore. But that would not stop the problem from occurring again. So it is better if a new fridge is purchased.Also the unit is 8 yrs old as mentioned.Hope this solves your problem.Please do post further comments if the answer is not clear or if the problem is solved.All the best.Please do rate my solution.thank you.
This refrigerator only has one thermostat located in the fresh food compartment it is designed to activate the sealed system (cooling) until it reaches approximately 37 deg f in the fresh food compartment. The damper controls how fast the cold air can move from the freezer compartment to the fresh food compartment. Allowing you to control the temp in the freezer by controlling the flow of cold air to the thermostat.
You have one of two problems.
#1 your thermostat is no longer opening when it achieves set temp. fix = replace thermostat pn 61005798 $35
#2 your damper arm or assemblie has broken. Fix = Replace damper or broken arm and actuator.
damper assembly pn12001377 $44
damper actuator pn 61002000 $2
damper arm pn 61001999 $2
If you have a water filter, the filter might be too old and plugged. If you've replaced the filter or don't have one, I would check the water supply to the frige. You might have a kinked line. Also if you used a self piercing saddle valve on your plumbing supply it may be blocked. You would need to turn the water off to the house and replace it with a saddle valve that would require you to drill a hole in the water supply line. Also most friges have a tank in the frige to keep the water cold. If the frige is too cold it could freeze the tank. The average frige temp should be 35-36 deg.