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White Kenmore 564.98291890 - Freezing in refrigerator

I have a white Kenmore 564.98291890 compact frig. It has two doors: freezer on top and frig on the bottom. It's about five years old and it's been acting up in the last two months. The bottom frig is starting to freeze food and drinks. So I've been turning it off the dial and let it unfreeze for a few hours. I've also check if the unit is leveled and gave the back a few inches of space. I tapped the motor in the back and brought the dial to 0, then to 3 when I plugged it back in. For awhile everything works for two to three days. After that it starts to freeze everything. Is it something in the back or the computer board? Or is it because its on a thin carpet in my room?

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Re: White Kenmore 564.98291890 - Freezing in refrigerator

This is a pretty simple built refrigerator, no circuit boards or electronic sensors.
What it sounds like is your thermostat is sticking and not turning the compressor off when it gets to the correct temp.
The control knob is mounted directly to the thermostat, so when you turn the knob you are turning the thermostat.
The only thing you can do is replace it. It is a pretty simple repair you should be able to do yourself. Once you have the new part, UNPLUG the fridge, remove the knob and take the control box loose. You should see how to change it from there.
Be careful with the long metal tube that is attached to the new thermostat. It is pretty durable but if you break it the thermostat is ruined. They don't break easily but you should be sure not to kink it..
Post back if you need help with it.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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