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I have a Kenmore side-by-side model 596.57542790. The freezer only gets to 18 degrees F.on max. cold setting. The fans seem to be working, and they shut off as though it thinks it is cold enough. The fridge is not quite as cold as normal but not too bad. Coils are clean.

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  • Lottashore4 May 11, 2010

    I have the same fridg. First of all let me say this is a lemon regarding regrigerators. I still have mine but would love to get rid of it. The way to fix it is not exactly simple and you do have to have certain equipment in order to do it. The problem is that there is a hole in the refrigerant line so you have to zap the line with freon every 6 months when the temp goes back up. To repair it permentantly costs too much and you would be better off replacing it and throwing this one out the door. But if you have the equipment to do this and can get the refrigerant then you could do thid indefinitely. I hope this helps. And I feel your pain!

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Check out partselect.com. need to replace defrost timer and defrost thermostat. good luck.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

SOURCE: KENMORE MODEL 596 BOTTOM FREEZER, FRIDGE NOT COOLING

first off unplug ref and melt the ice with a blow dryer.then check your defrost circuit,it is easier to check with the ice gone.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: KENMORE MODEL 596 BOTTOM FREEZER, FRIDGE NOT COOLING

The freezer will stay cold because a small amount of cold air will be forced through the frost but that will not be enough to make it up to the refrigerator portion. You can defrost the unit by removing the metal panel and allowing the frost to melt. Careful use of a hairdryer can speed up this process. This will likely be a temporary fix. The root cause of excessive frost can be caused by a bad door seal or a defective defrost circuit.

First check that the door seal is good by closing the door on a dollar bill at several points around the door, both on the freezer and refidgerator door. If you can pull the bill out with no resistance, the door is not making a good seal. Inspect the seal and make sure there isn't anything stopping the door from closing such as food, or a shelf not pushed in all the way.

If the door seal is good, the defrost system is likely defective. The defrost system has three main parts, the defrost heater, thermostat, and timer. None of these parts are particularly expensive, or difficult to replace you feel comfortable with repairing it yourself. If you can troubleshoot this by manually starting the defrost cycle. Let me know if you would like this procedure.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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Youll need to check the defrost timer and element. If thes is the one with the adaptive defost board it will probably need replacing about 50.00. It is either located in front behind kick plate or in back on left, in a metal box.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer cold not frozen, fridge cool but not cold enough.

HI, simply replacing the thermostat and air diffuser assembly will fix this cold control issue you are experiencing.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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