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My kenmore bottom freezer refrigerator keeps icing up how do i defrost it? model # 596.7182101

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Sounds like the circulating fan is wearing out, this problem is very hard to diagnose because the fan still spins but not fast enough to circulate the chilled air thru the freezer and refrigerator. The minimum cost for labor and material is around $300.00

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator doesn't defrost

theres a defrost control on the unit that is probebly bad. its in the upper right of the refrigerator aand depending on the unit is either solid state or mechanical

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Hi: Does it have a water filter? Sears parts is offline at the moment, so I can't tell. Most of the newer models do. The 596.xxx tells me that it was built in the Amana factory for Kenmore. Most likely there is a water filter in the top of the fresh food compartment. It has been growing mold in storage, and the lines too. It's on the upper right side, behind a housing with a tab to release it. Lower the housing and remove the water filter. Did you receive the bypass plug with the ref.? It looks like a large plastic wing nut with the same fitting as the water filter. If so put it in and flush the system with city water. Most city water has chlorine to clean your lines. If you install a new filter without flushing the lines it will remove the chlorine as it's supposed to do, but the lines from the filter wont get clean. If you don't have the plug, buy one. Flush the system and then install the filter. I hope this helps, Jeff

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SOURCE: kenmore bottom freezer will not defrost

I would check the Freezer Fan as the main point. This fan is very hard to diagnose because the fan will spin but not fast enough to circulate the chilled air thru the freezer and frig. The minimum cost for labor and parts is around $300.00

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Bottom freezer works but top refrigerator doesn't. Kenmore Elite.

It appears your damper or damper solenoid has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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What do you mean you are getting ice forming in the freezer?
Waiting for your response and more detailed explanation.
Huuum

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