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Kenmore bottom freezer died, fridge not cold either

It's only 4 years old. It showed a slight clue three days earlier, when I went to get ice, there was a light film of ice on the bottom of the tray, as if a few cubes had melted then re-frozen. Then the day before yesterday, all food in freezer is defrosted, and fridge is sitting at 55 F.

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Please keep in mind, I'm attempting to diagnose the problem without being there and with little information.
You are most likely going to have one of five problems.

  1. Condenser fan not turning (Fan under unit)
  2. Defrost problem (Heaters bad)
  3. Coils under unit dirty
  4. Defrost timer bad
  5. Bad compressor (Vary unlikely)
These are listed in order as to be the most likely to be the problem. I would check them in this order if I were called out on a service call with this problem.
. Respond back if you need me to walk you through checking any if these.
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Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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