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you should have sent the model number so i could look up your machine,open the freezer door,do you hear the fan blowing in the freezer?if not you have a bad evap fan motor,if the fan is good you could have a bad damper located in the fridge section,all that happens is the evaporator coil in the freezer gets cold,the evap fan blows the cold air over into the fridge section,it could just go through an air duct or through a damper,if there is a damper most likely this is your problem or check the back inside wall of the freezer and see if there's any frost on it,you could have a defrost problem or the door could have been left open and the air ducts frose up,also if the freezer is on top you could have a blocked drain in the freezer and the air ducts are iced up,look under the crisper draws to see if any water is under them if so the drain is blocked.these are the things to check,if you send the model number and a little more info i can help you out better
is there any frost on your food packages or on the ceiling where the light is?if so the door was left open and the air vents are froze up or you have a bad damper or evaporator fan motor,open the freezer door,do you hear the fan blowing?if so the fan motor is good,check for ice on the ceiling and packages,if that checks good look at the back inside wall of the freezer,if that's covered with like snow or frost you have a defrost problem or also you have a damper in your model,it's closed and won't open to let the cold air in from the freezer. http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Damper/R0161050/223353 go here,this is the part,all that happens is the evaporator coil in the freezer gets cold,the evap fan blows the cold air from the freezer up into the fridge section,in your model the damper door opens to let the cold air in,when it gets cold enough the damper closes and that's it,so if the door wasn't left open and the fan is blowing in the freezer you have a bad damper.
There is a couple of things that could be going on here.
1. Open you freezer door look at the back panel and see if it is covered in ice. If it is you most likely have a defrost issue. If this is the case the Evap coil becomes covered in ice to the point it does not allow any air flow.
2. Open freezer door and with one hand push in the door switch so the light goes off. Listen and feel to see if the Evap fan motor is running. If it is not running we could have a bad fan or a bad board.
3. Open you fridge door, in the top left portion of the should be a damper assy. put your hand in front of this damper and fee for cold air and some air movement.
After you have done these three things I walk you a little further in solving your proble,
Is the freezer cold in the unit if the freezer is cold but thhe refrigerator is not you would next look at the air flow is the fan inside the freezer running there is a small fan located behind the rear panel inside the freezer you would remove this panel in order to access the evaporator coil and the evaporator fan as well. If you put your hand inside the rear of the refrigerator you should be able to feel air blowing through a small door. That small door is called a damper door and there is a control located in the ceiling of the refrigerator that controls the door. the control is attached to the control that you use if you wanted to make the refrigerator colder. Around this time of year as it gets hot I do find alot of these damper doors and damper door controls that go bad. Matter of fact I just had to change on out today at a customers location. If you have any further questions message me back also if you remove that rear panel inside the freezer to assure that the evaporator fan is running and you see any ice build up on the evaporator coils message me back on this as well this is known as a defrost issue and I would have to further instruct on how to alleviate the defrost issue. Also please remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future Thanks
If the freezer is cold, it is probably the evaporator fan motor or the damper. The damper is the easiest to check.
Inside the refrigerator compartment, top, center, back is a small plastic grill that snaps out of a larger plastic housing. Tug gently from the bottom edge. You should see a small damper door. If it is closed, push it open. If you feel a flow of air, the fan motor is good and the problem probably has something to do with the damper not opening. If you do not feel the flow of air, it is probably the evaporator fan motor.
If it is likely the damper, you can prop it open to get the refrigerator compartment cold again until you can solve the damper problem. I have not had to solve this problem yet, so good luck.
I've had problems with evaporator motors in every Kenmore appliance I've owned. So, it is probably the evaporator fan motor. The motor is just above the evaporator coils inside the freezer compartment. Lift out the baskets and lift off the drawer front. Remove the drawer slide mechanism buy depressing a single plastic clip on each side as you pull the slide forward.
it could be food blocking the air flow,the evaporator is iced up in the freezer,the evaporator fan not running to push air around unit,the main/motherboard in the back is bad,the damper vent door not opening fully to let cold air in from freezer
Sounds as if the evaporator fan has shaft play or the blades are out of balance or striking something. When you open the door the pressure is equal but with the door closed the fan needs to push the air through the evaporator and return again and circle through fan again. I think soon would be a good time to unplug the refrigerator and remove the back panel covering the evaporator and fan motor to inspect the fan, shaft play and the evaporator for frost buildup or any obstruction of air flow. Thanks, sea Breeze
Either the damper that the air flows up through is closed or the return air flow vents are blocked with clear ice.
Do you feel the air come out all the way at the top of the duct assembly when the freezer door is opened (but it then stops when the door is closed)?
If so, then it sounds like your return air flow vents are clogged. These are located to the left and right of the duct assembly in the rear/bottom of the refrigerator section. Sometimes you may have to slowly pour hot water into these vents to get the clear ice to thaw. The water should go down into the freezer section behind the evaporator and then out the drain in the back.
If you do not get the air to flow out the top of the duct assembly then the damper is staying shut. This could be either a bad damper in the duct assembly or the main board my not be sending voltage to the damper. Hope this helps.
This comes with a 1 yr warranty from date of purchase. Look and see if there is a thick frost buildup on the back panel in the freezer section. If no frost, shut the freezer door and feel for air flow out of the top middle vent in the fridge section. I would remove that vent cover to make sure the damper is open. If the damper is closed push it open then feel for air flow. If no air flow is detected then the evaporator fan motor is bad which is a very commom problem on this model, in fact the most common problem. If the damper is shut and when you hold it open you do feel air flow then the damper is bad. Let me know what you find.