Question about Kenmore Refrigerators
Hello. First thing you want to do is listen to see if you can hear the compressor running. It is the round tank in the back. this holds and pumps all the freon through your unit. If it is not humming, then it will not cool. This is probably the most expensive part. Around $250-$400
If compressor is running, then you will want to look in the evaporator tray attached to top of compressor. It should have some water in it. If not, check that the drain tube above it is not blocked. If so, unclog it.
If all this is working fine, then your problem is in the temperature control unit. Either temp control itself, or the temperature sensor which is located inside the and above freezer panel.
Last possible cause would be the control board which also runs to the compressor and can automatically shut the compressor off it it reaches a certain temperature.
The best bet is to get manual and any parts at www.repairclinic.com
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
Thanks for using FixYa. In a self-defrosting freezer, poor cooling often results from a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. To access these coils you need to remove panel inside the freezer. If there is any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, ceiling, or floor it’s sign of frost build-up and it means a problem with the self-defrosting system.
Freezers should self-defrost three to four times in 24 hours. In case a component in the self-defrosting system fails, the freezer continues to try to cool, instead. Eventually, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There is some cooling as the coils are frozen. But with no air flow over the coils, the cooling is quite limited and the freezer isn't cold as normally it should be.
To check the de frosting system problem, you need to remove all of the perishable food from the freezer, turn the thermostat to off, leave the door open for 24 to 48 hours to "manually" defrost the freezer. After the frost and ice build-up is completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If it is cooling properly, it indicates a problem with one of these components in the self-defrosting system:
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Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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