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Freezr coil, vent and back panel of kenmore iced and not cooling

Fridge not keeping cool,freezer not freezing I have a Kenmore with the freezer at the bottom. it is 7 years old and found items thawing while the motor and fan are going.  The back wall of the freezer was iced over and the vents were completely shut by ice. I turned the whole unit off and vacuumed what i could at the back and after cleaning the melted water restarted and was as good as new until today which is 3 days later.  it started to ice over again. I noticed the coils icing and now one by one the vents are being iced shut.  Any suggestion for do it yourself or should I call a repair man or just buy a new one as it is almost 8 year old? CK

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  • yunheerashdi May 28, 2009

    what do you mena by "continuity" and can a lay person replace a defrost timer or should I call a repair man?  Thank you.

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HI, Your auto defrost cycle has gone bad. Remove the rear inside freezer panel and check continuity on the defrost heater and bi-metal switch. The bi-metal has to be cold when testing it. If both parts show continuity, you will need to change the defrost timer.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

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    Victor May 28, 2009

    You will need a voltage/ohms meter to check continuity. It will tell you if the part has an open circuit in it or if the part is good. It can be done by a lay person. It is just a matter of knowing the location of the part and I can give you the information.
    The most common faulty part this model is the bi-metal switch.
    Does this help?
    Vic

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