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Is kenmore refrigerator model 71182 energy star ? the fridge is only cooling to 50. we defrosted the freezer because ice tray water kept missing and frosting up freezer, now fridge doesn't cool well enough even after defrost. We thought we'd just replace it if it's not energy star but if it is we may try to fix it. My research tells me it could me the defrost timer but it seems like a shot in the dark. Advice?

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It sounds like the fill tube which supplies the ice maker water , has slid out of the retainer , behind the freezer panel . Pull the refrig out , and where the water line goes up into the retairner , remove the 2 screws . Pull the retainer out , get the tube from inside the freezer , and reinstall . I would suggest using an adhehive to keep this from happening again . Slide the tube in thru the hol in the rear , making sure it goes into the fill cup , inside on the ice maker . I cannot tell if you have the 2 screws on the retainer , as you didn't give your complete model number .

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Go to www.applaiincepros.com and look up your modle it could be the defrost timer but not sure, if the fridge was built after 1991 it is energy star, but there are big differences even from 5 years ago on energy useage.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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