Question about Kenmore 26.6 cu ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Thru-the-Door Ice & Water with Water Filtration 4659767
I pulled my Kenmore Side by Side Model 596.52672201 refrigerator out of storage to sell it and plugged it in to check it out. I have not heard the motor running within 30 minutes of it being plugged in. If it does not get cold, what should I do to get it running cold inside and do I need to have a service rep visit to place new Freon in it or replace any seals. Just not sure what could go wrong with it after being in storage for 4 years...any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Make sure all your fans are working. When checking fans, open the door and push the light button in. Some models the fan stops or dampers close when the doors are opened. Put your hand in front of the vent and see if you feel air. Do the same in the refrigerator and freezer. If you feel air from both, check and see of the compressor is running. There is a fan next to the compressor and should be running when the compressor is running. You have a motherboard behind a cover on the back of your refrigerator that controls all of these functions. It could be defective. Motherboard failure is common as well as compressor and evaporator motor failure. Fan Motor failure is common for refrigerators in storage for a long period of time. The motors are weak and can't start.
But usually there is corrosion from storage and coolant leaked out.
You'll have to have the coils pressure checked, and most likely refilled with the proper amount of coolant.
First thing I would do is check to see if the compressor is running. Also check to make sure the condenser fan motor is running. (that's the fan motor next to the compressor) If both of these are running but the refrigerator is still not cooling then you either have a leak in the sealed system, or a bad compressor.
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Posted on May 18, 2009
If your side by side were stored in the heat, there is a good chance it may need freon. Gets quite a bit hotter in storage than in a house. Also it is better for them to run a little than be completely shut dow.
However, if you have not heard the compressor kick on, look and see if the lights inside are on.
If they are, the make sure the controls are turned on. I know this sounds elementary but it happens. Lastly, if all above works, look in your manual for a reset switch.
Posted on May 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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