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Kenmore model 596.52673202 refrigerator not cooling or freezing

I have checked and replaced condenser fan motor it was bad, replaced overload relay and capacitor assembly, compressor is humming but not starting up, I have checked temperature control switch working, checked all circuits on adc board by wiring diagram the only think that is not woking is the defrost terminator. the wiring diagram said when the contacts are closed there should be line voltage on the Orange wire and neutral at the adc board that is the only check that does not check out. Will the deforst terminator work if the freeze temperature is not below freezing.

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The defrost should be controlled by a timer every 10 hrs or so,it is usually in the bottom of the fridge by the compressor,it has a small motor that turns the timer,they burn out

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Need info for a kenmore side by side refrigerator model#59652673202 it it not cooling nor freeszing ; the light works and the fan works but not cooling any side please help me


Good day,
With that amount of info it would be hard to try to pinpoint it. Here's a list of items that can cause a refrigerator to not cool.

Items that will cause a refrigerator not to cool.....
1. Defective thermostat
2. Defective freezer fan motor
3. Defective defrost timer
4. Defective defrost thermostat
5. Defective defrost main heater.
6. Defective condenser fan motor
6. Defective compressor overload protector
7. Defective compressor start relay
8. Defective compressor start/run capacitor (some models only)
9. Defective compressor
10. Restriction in refrigeration sealed system
11. Loss of refrigerant (leak)
12. Excessively dirty condenser
13. Broken wires, bad wire harness connectors, ect.
14. Defective fan motor switch (some models only)

As you can see it could be one of many,many items. If your handy with a meter you might want to start at the bottom back of the machine where the compressor is located.
Sounds as if it is not running, or running without refrigerant in the system.
Also, if it has a cooling fan motor in that area, make sure it runs, since all fan motors are wired to run at the same time.

Oct 15, 2010 | Kenmore 44103 Side by Side Refrigerator

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My refrigerator broke i think it is the ice maker unit i would like to find out if it is that or something else


Good day,
An ice maker is an accessory. It would not cause the refrigerator itself to not function.
Here is a list of the major reason a refrigerator will not function.
I don't know what you mean by "broke".

Items that will cause a refrigerator not to cool.....
1. Defective thermostat
2. Defective freezer fan motor
3. Defective defrost timer
4. Defective defrost thermostat
5. Defective defrost main heater.
6. Defective condenser fan motor
6. Defective compressor overload protector
7. Defective compressor start relay
8. Defective compressor start/run capacitor (some models only)
9. Defective compressor
10. Restriction in refrigeration sealed system
11. Loss of refrigerant (leak)
12. Excessively dirty condenser
13. Broken wires, bad wire harness connectors, etc.
14. Defective fan motor switch (some models only)

Sep 08, 2010 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Fridge question


Sounds like you mad have a bad relay or overload on the compressor. I would also check your condenser fan motor to make sure its running and blowing air on the compressor to cool it. If its not running the compressor may be overheating and shutting off on its overload. If the condenser fan motor is running I would assume that you would need a new relay and overload it will come in a kit. Usually it will make a clicking sound when the compressor is TRYING to start and then shuts off on its overload if the start components are bad.
Hope this helps _MJ_

Feb 07, 2010 | Kenmore 73952 / 73954 / 73959 Top Freezer...

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Freezer makes a humming noise and is not freezing


. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


How to check stuff>
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

Sep 21, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

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Amana BX21VW cool but not cold, compressor not working


How to check stuff>
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.

Sep 13, 2009 | Kenmore 64254 / 64252 / 64259 Top Freezer...

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253 55682402 Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator Not Working. Freezer is not freezing and the fridge part is not cooling properly. Also water to ice maker and instant water in front of door stopped working....


. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


How to check stuff>
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

Aug 21, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Kenmore side by side is not getting cold or freezing


If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.
First, answer these questions:
Is the refrigerator completely dead?
If so, see “It's stopped completely.”

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:
The compressor
The Thermostat
The overload, relay, or capacitor
The defrost timer
The condenser fan motor


The freezer and the fridge are cooled by the same system, air is moved to the fridge by a fan from the freezer, either the circulation fan is defective or the fridge thermostat is defective.

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Jul 05, 2009 | Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side...

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Freezer not freezing and fridge not cooling


Check the back wall of the freezer for ice buildup.
If yes, a defrost parts problem.
Check the freezer fan. Is it running?
If no, replace the freezer fan.
Check the condenser fan at the compressor. Is it running?
If no, is compressor hot?
If compressor is hot replace condenser fan motor.
If compressor is not hot.
Replace the compressor start relay.

Feb 27, 2009 | Kenmore 53502 / 53504 Side by Side...

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NOT cooling and NOT freezing


ok check if fans go on

you probably have an defective compressor relay/overload

you can buy an replacement at an appliance store.

supco make them just ask for an relay overload combination for 1/4 1/3 hp anyone with some electric knowledge can help install it if it dosent start up, well bad compressor hope that this helps

Apr 19, 2008 | Kenmore 44103 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Not cooling


If you still have this problem I would like for you to check to see if the fan below the refrigerator is blowing. This fan is called the condenser fan and is located beside the compressor in bottom rear under the refrigerator. If it is not running It may have a piece of paper or mouse or something lodged in the blade or it may just have bad motor bearings. If you use an exterior fan to blow air under the refrigerator it will cool again till you can replace the bad condenser fan motor.
supertechks

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