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Kenmore model 596.72253201. Bottom freezer works, fridge does not

Kenmore model 596.72253201. Bottom freezer works fine, but upper fridge not cold. only holding at 72 degrees. Why?

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The most likely reason is part number 12566102 Adaptive Defrost control board. The next likely are the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat,Sea Breeze I will send you photos. below

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    John Tripp Sep 11, 2009

    12566102 Adaptive Defrost control board Photo And a photo of its location inside the control panel inside the fresh food compartment.










    ADC is number 13 top left of this small photo. You also will need to manually defrost the freezer by unplugging and removing the rear panel of the freezer to expose the evaporator coil. Defrost with a hair dryer and have a look at the defrost heater and defrost thermostat to make sure they are not the problem. I will send photos of the defrost heater and defrost thermostat soon but like I said the ADC is the most likely problem, Thanks Sea Breeze

    If you have more questions or need help feel free to let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
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  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Sep 11, 2009

    67001794 Defrost Heater

    12001937 Defrost Thermostat

    On either site listed above you can find the parts. Both are less than Kenmore. I do want you to test the defrost heater with an OHM meter to insure that it's not burned out. If you need to change the heater I recommend you also replace the defrost thermostat. You can enter the part number at each site the first and Rpair Clinic just click on the photo and enter the part number into his search feature. Repair Clinic will call that a different part number bu it is the same number for your model. Thanks for having your model number 95 percent of people leave that out. I will be here or at he email if you need more answers or assistance Thanks Again, Sea Breeze




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