Question about Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator with Adjusta Cube Ice Maker

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I have a Kenmore refrigerator with a bottom freezer. The unit has worked well about 6 years. Now, The freezer is working well and the refrigerator is not working at all. Any suggestions where to start? Cpuld this be just a thermostat issue?

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  • drvpod Jul 18, 2009

    It was indeed the fan, which had simply fallen out of position.

    Thank you!!

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Sounds like a freezer fan problem . Not a thermostat problem . Could also be a defrost problem , if so , then look for frost on the rear wall of the freezer inside to determine .

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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