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I have a kenmore refrigerator Not cold enough does it need

I have a sears kenmore refrigerator 106.59589990... I had a horrible repair guy come here and fix it.. Well I got a work over. Charged me $145 for a defrost timer (yeah part only NO LABOR) He had it on the receipt he gave me from Sid harveys)
Well last I know he said he took off the coil to defrost it. I went I bought the correct timer from Sears $30.00 and installed it myself. Question is fridge seems to be working but not getting cold enough could it have something to do with him taking off the coil and it needs to be recharged?? Please Help and dont say get him over again.. Im contacting AG about his fraud!

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  • lismarmis Jul 22, 2009

    Thanks dave thats what I thought.. The fridge is cooling seems to work after a bought new defrost timer, but not quite getting cold enough. 32 degrees in freezer and 42 degrees in fridge compartment.

    Also bottom coil inside freezer is starting to get frost on it again. The defrost heater does work.

    PS>I know when my boss gets back I am letting him know not to use this kid or the company he works for. I know all are not crroks but I have had 2 bad repair guys so far! One charged me $150 for a cob job.

    Plus I am going to file a complaint with AG. I dont mind paying the cost for the part but not $145!! when it was only $26.00!!

  • lismarmis Jul 24, 2009

    Hi Dave, well I took off the inside freezer panel. Frost was only 1/2 way up. Used a hair dryer on it. Plugged it back in and know we'll see. I do know that he used the wrong defrost timer on it. Should I just leave the dials mid range for know and turn them up in 24 hours? Maybe that is my problem. Maybe I jacked them too quickly!



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Sorry to say this but if he did take the coil off to defrost it he had to have removed the freon.
I would call another service company and have the unit recharged. Not all repair techs are like that they give all of us bad names. Good Luck


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