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Kenmore Coldspot Model 71182101

The freezer is cold. I do not have the ice maker hooked up. The refrigerator has stopped getting cold. I thought the the air circulation was blocked because the freezer had some ice crystals on the sides. I defrosted the entire unit for 12 hours and plugged it back in. You can hear it running but the refrigerator is still not cold 17 hours after plugging it back in. The freezer is working again. Help! L. Stoner Hagerstown Maryland

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Re: Kenmore Coldspot Model 71182101

I have the same problem. The refrig and freezer are cold but not freezing and not cold enough. I have a friend tell me it probably is the relay. His did the same and that was the issue.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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