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Kenmore 50222000 help me please

I am having a weird problem with my fridge. The freezer freezes but the fridge is warm. I have made shure all air access ports and doors are clear. The condenser isnt frozen, turned the fridge all the way up, condenser fan working, coils are clean, fan in freezer clean and working, lights up, and I get water get ice, and the frozen stuff is froze,  but the fresh food side is warm about 50 degrees F. What do I check next. Thank-you for any advice/help you can give

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  • jazzsinger98 Dec 16, 2008

    This is my third refrigerator in 6 months. The first one, the refrigerator wouldnt shut off... it ran consistently. The second, the freezer frosted up and then the fridge got warm. This one is a newer fridge with a flat back, a kennmore above below. The other 2 were also. This one isnt frosting but the same conditions are happening as the second one. Can someone please help me. My property manager takes his sweet time fixing anything anyway, and I need a refrigerator.



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I can offer a suggestion. It sounds like you have a plugged defrost drain line. This is where the water goes to in the bottom of your freezer when it goes through the defrost (removal of ice from the freezer coil) cycle. It sounds like that hole is plugged and now the water/ice has now frozen in the vent that lets air circulate down into your refrigerator compartment. What I usually do in this case is to unplug the refrigerator, empty out the freezer compartment. Usually I also end up either pulling off the back panel or the bottom panel (in the freezer compartment) Looking for that defrost drain hole and thawing it out with a heat gun (be careful of melting plastic) or actually I use a hair dryer. I can sometimes do this also by pouring small amounts of HOT tap water onto it and then sopping/absorbing it away with a sponge or dishcloth. I repeat this until I get the water to go down the drain tube

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