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My Kenmore Elite model number is 59673502201 was making a noise like a fan was rubbing when its was running now the refrigerator and freezer have stop cooling and the noize had stop too. What went wro

It made noize for a long time like a fan was rubbing now the rubbing had stop and its stop cooling both top and bottom

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Sounds like the fan blade/ fan motor is the problem. This video should help you. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

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The noise was probably made by the fan rubbing on some ice, as it builds up from the bottom of the drain pan. Now its probably frozen in place and the fan is not moving, which stops the cold air from blowing around cooling the inside of the FF and freezer sections. Turn it of and remove the rear inner panels to expose the evaporator, fan etc. It may be hard to get it out, since its frozen in place. Once you get access defrost the ice then clear the drain and lines. If the ice was clear the defrost drain was clogged. If it was fluffy and snowy the defrost/heat cycle has issues. Either the limit switch, or defrost heater are bad.

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

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SOURCE: kenmore elite refrigerator, model # 59676534500

I went ahead and signed up for Sears' service warranty since I knew I had to get someone to come out.  IT costs $200/yr.  They say it covers everything, but when the technician came out, he told me that it just covers $500 per visit.  He said that a new motherboard and the labor alone was going to make it $498.  Anyway,   he had ordered a new motherboard. Apparently the motherboard wasn't working.  It is located in the back bottom left side of the refrigerator behind the panel.  There is a compartment on the lefthand side that slides out and houses the motherboard.  He put that in and also had to fix the fan that is in the back of the freezer.  That fan is the one that sends cool air up to the refrigerator part. When I had looked at the fan before the repair man came, it was not moving at all.  So at least take a look at the fan in the freezer.  Just take out the freezer drawers, and the fan is located in the top center of the freezer behind the compartment cover.  Maybe that's the problem with your refrigerator, the fan.  Hope that's all it is. Good luck!

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Bottom Freezer - only top does not work

i would check to see if you hear a an blowing in the freezer sect when the door is opened, if you cant hear the fan blowing then there is yout issue, not circulating air up to refrig compartment

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite model 73503201- FRIDGE DOES NOT COOL, FREEZER WORKS

Look in the back of the freezer, there will probably be a metal panel with a plastic vent on top.

Look through the vents in the metal panel, and you should see the shiny metal fins of the evaporator. If the fins or the vents are plugged with frost, that is your problem. The freezer will stay cold because a small amount of cold air will be forced through the frost but that will not be enough to make it up to the refrigerator portion. You can defrost the unit by removing the metal panel and allowing the frost to melt. Careful use of a hairdryer can speed up this process. This will likely be a temporary fix. The root cause of excessive frost can be caused by a bad door seal or a defective defrost circuit.

First check that the door seal is good by closing the door on a dollar bill at several points around the door, both on the freezer and refidgerator door. If you can pull the bill out with no resistance, the door is not making a good seal. Inspect the seal and make sure there isn't anything stopping the door from closing such as food, or a shelf not pushed in all the way.

If the door seal is good, the defrost system is likely defective. The defrost system has three main parts, the defrost heater, thermostat, and timer. If either one of the parts fails, the freezer will plug up with frost every few weeks. If you can troubleshoot this by manually starting the defrost cycle. Let me know if you would like this procedure.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Trio Fridge Not Cooling

check the over-load/contactor on the side of the compressor,remove it and shake it if it rattles,replace it

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Top refrigerator part not cooling, bottom freezer and fan working

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I have a Kenmore Elite model no is 59673502201 and it stop cooling in both the frig and freezer i replaced the condenser fan motor and it worked so i replaced the back and the unit will STILL NOT GET


Do you hear your evaporator fan running in the freezer drawer area?
If not, then that's the fan you should have replaced.

If your compressor is running and both the compressor fan and the evaporator fan are running, check the back wall of your freezer compartment. If it is frosted up, then you have a defrost problem.

If it's not frosting up, disassemble your freezer drawer section and remove the back panel in the freezer to look at your evaporator coil.

If it's partially frosted at the top, or bottom, but the rest of it is dry looking, then you've got a leaking sealed system.

If it's lightly frosted all over, then you have good coolant flow and you need to start looking at your thermostat and damper up in the fresh foods section.

Good luck!

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Please : - Clean up your freezer - set the thermostat to middle - check the fan for malfunction
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The evaporator fan is located at the back of the freezer. It may be necessary to remove obstructions such as the contents of the freezer, freezer shelves, ice maker and the rear inside panel of the freezer. The rear panel may be held in place by retainer clips or screws. Remove the screws or depress the retainer clips with a small screwdriver. Check the fan for warped blades. if the blades are warped or mis-aligned, replace the blade. This fan also is protected by a shroud as well, and it will make noise if the fan blade is damaged and rubbing against it. Check the rear condenser fan as well for faults. It is possible that the noise is coming from the motor itself. If that is the case, you will need to replace the affected motor.

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Unplugging for an hour won't allow it to defrost if that is what the problem is.

Look inside the freezer at the back wall. Look for heavy accumulations of ice building on the cooling coil, which is behind the back wall panel. You may have to look in the louvers or past where the evap fan is located.

Once we know if there is heavy frost or ice there, we'll have a better idea how to resolve. Is there any warranty on this refrigerator that you know of, besides the 5 year compressor warranty?

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There is a fan down on the bottom of your unit it sounds to me like the fan is making the noise as the bearings are getting dry. You should be able to move the unit out from the wall and get behind and look at the fan right next to the compressor. let me know how it goes. ken

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http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/sears-kenmore-elite-refrigerator-c16357.html

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