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Kenmore side by side cold spot 4 years old just stopped cooling and freezing

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  • kmorm Jun 17, 2009

    106.54502300. is the model number inside the fridge.

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Defrost problem is possibly the reason. I need to know the model number for example 213.25897 would be a way that Sears identifies their appliances. Let me know which model and we will go from there. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jun 17, 2009

    Your refrigerator has a defrost timer inside the control panel in the fresh food section that tells your refrigerator to defrost every 10 hours. If defective the frost will accumulate on the evaporator coil inside freezer and behind the back panel of the freezer to become frozen over. (There is a movie posted on my site that refers to a frozen evaporator) So I need you to find a small opening inside the control panel and place a small flathead screwdriver into the hole and turn the timer slowly clockwise until the compressor stops running. When it stops running this should be the defrost section in the timer and after a minute you will possibly hear a sizzling and cracking noise inside the freezer area. That is the defrost heater melting the frozen over evaporator. Leave the timer in this area for 20 to 30 minutes until the refrigerator comes back on. If it does not come on then simply turn the timer again to the right and that will begin the cooling cycle.



    Defrost Timer Kit
    P/N: 482493





    I tried to upload the photo of control panel but it may have been too large to post here. I will post a photo of that later in the day at my site. Go to site below if this is the part causing the problem and enter it into the parts search feature on the top of page. That will take you to the replacement photo. Let me know how things go. Thanks, Sea Breeze (click on link below)



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