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It seems that our kenmore freezer is defrosting for no reason at all. I dont even hear the refrigerator kick on, the light is on.

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Is it actually in the defrost cycle. Can you see the red glow from the heater behind the back cover in the freezer. Could be stuck in defrost because of defrost timer(adaptive defrost control).
Of it could be iced up on the evaporator coils behind the same cover, blocking the circulation of air. This would be a defrost failure. check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat

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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-59672253200/0582/0161000/M0210209/00006?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=



If the noise is gone keep an eye on the unit after 2 days because if there is an automatic defrosting problem the noise WILL repeat.

The defrost control is item 13 this link: (Backordered)http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-59672253200/0582/0161000/M0210209/00003?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

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I did find it in stock here:
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