Question about Kenmore Refrigerators
Every thin check OK need to check the defrost timer
What's your model number? Kenmore is just a name Sears slaps on appliances made by many different manufacturers. It's difficult to say exactly where it's at if you don't provide the model number.
But, be that as it may, it's never in the freezer section. If you have an older unit, try looking up top near the thermostats inside the fresh foods side. If you have a really old unit, take off the kicker grill plate on the bottom of the refrigerator and look to the left side for it. And, if you have a newer unit that is digital, it's part of the main control board.
Posted on Nov 15, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.
First, answer these questions:
The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.
If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.
The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited.
Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system:
Condenser Self-defrosting refrigerators all have a set of coils and a cooling fan, usually under the refrigerator, that need to be cleaned regularly. If these coils get coated with dust, dirt or lint, the refrigerator may not cool properly. The coils may appear to be a thin, black, wide radiator-like device behind the lower kick-panel. To clean them, disconnect the refrigerator from the power source, use a refrigerator condenser brush (see the Appliance Accessories section) and your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils of any lint, pet hair, etc. You may not be able to get to all of the condenser from the front, it may be necessary to clean the remainder of the condenser from the rear of the refrigerator.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
SOURCE: Need to Replace Defrost Timer
check bottom back left should be a small hole with a small plastic place to turn with a srew driver some are insidethe fride on the left side arond where the lite is if you see a mall plate with a srew open it it should be there thanks from gilles
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Part 12 on this diagram is your timer. It's in the fridge side with the controls. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http%3a%2f%2fc.searspartsdirect.com%2flis_png%2fPLDM%2fM0208106-00003.png
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
The defrost timer motor is weak and the simple vibration of opening the door gets it working again...replace the defrost timer and you'll be good again.
Posted on Feb 04, 2012
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 12, 2015 | Kenmore Refrigerators
Feb 04, 2012 | Refrigerators
Oct 30, 2010 | Amana Refrigerators
Aug 20, 2010 | Kenmore 24.8 cu. ft. Trio French Door...
Sep 15, 2009 | Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer...
Sep 11, 2009 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...
Sep 08, 2009 | Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator
Sep 06, 2009 | Kenmore 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer...
Jul 08, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators
Sep 19, 2017 | Kenmore Refrigerators
46 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!