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Blowing cold air but not cold enough to keep frige cold

My food in freezer is starting to melt and my frige is not cold enough its turned all the way up to highest setting
I have a kenmore about 8 yrs old

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  • ptaylor0925 Jul 31, 2009

    Kenmore model # 105.70289991

  • ptaylor0925 Aug 02, 2009

    it was the evaporator fan...when I took off the back it was not turning, I cleaned it all out ...and the fan started working. Problem solved!

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    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    Model and brand needed to help .

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IF there is frost on the back wall inside the the freezer section about 12 inches from the bottom , you have a defrost problem . If there is no frost on the rear wall , then you probably have a bad overload/relay (part # 2188840 ) . This piece is the part which is plugged onto the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires going to it . Unplug it from the compressor and shake it . If it rattles , replace it .

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If one of the panels in the fridge has frost on it, the evaporator coils may be iced up. this restricts the cold air flow. to defrost: empty the fridge and freezer, turn it off, remove the panel in the freezer that has the frost, use a hairdryer and defrost the ice buildup, sop up excess water, dry it up, replace the panel, turn it on (while it's empty), set the temp halfway, and close the doors. when the compressor turns off, fill the fridge. if the panels are frostless and the coils are warm, you may be out of refrigerant from a freon leak somewhere. it might be cheaper to replace the fridge.

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