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Fridge stops working when power goes out.

The past few days we have been having power outages because of thunderstorms. when we have a power outage the fridge stops working immediatley after. a few days later the fridge will just start working again. i know its not the circuit breaker. should we have a repair man come in. the fridge is not just yet 2 years old. We have a Kenmore Elite double door ice/water front. Our power was out for approxiamtely 36+ hours. When the fridge came back on only the freezer is staying cold. The main side is luke warm and we are losing our food.

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  • Surf Girl Jan 16, 2008

    It appears my problem was combined with another persons problem w/their refrigerator.

    I'm Surf Girl and the Kenmore Elite was off for 36 hours due to power outage. The freezer side is working fine and I can hear it cycling. However, the main compartment is warm and I do not hear it running.

  • Surf Girl Jan 16, 2008

    Thank you. The model # is 106.53609202

    Surf Girl

  • Surf Girl Jan 17, 2008

    The dr,

    I will do so, in looking at the FF upper left rear corner there is ice forming.

    I will do as you have mentioned and post another response.

    Thanks again!!!

    Surf Girl

  • Surf Girl Jan 17, 2008

    Hi dr,

    there is no frost/ice on the coils, when I open the freezer door I do not get that air/fog that usually drifts out when opening.

    The box you speak of in the FF left corner has ice and condensation.

    Thank You

    Surf Girl

  • Surf Girl Jan 18, 2008

    Dear dr,

    What a great service you are providing and taking the time to help me save some money too!!!! as I live somewhat rural and charged a lot for someone to travel here to inspect & repair.

    I will do so and I believe you are right-on w/your solution. I will let you know.


    Surf Girl

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    refrigerator stop working .lights are on but ref. does'nt



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It sounds like maybe the freezer fan is coming back on ??? Do you hear it in freezer?? I would recommend having it looked at ----this definately doesnt sound normal.

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    joey shearer Jan 16, 2008

    Your refrig doesnt have any cooling components in the Fresh food side (FF) it brings cold air in from the freezer to cool the FF. There can be several reasons why no air comes over, the fan in the freezer is most likely. Ill need the model # to help diagnose any more.

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    joey shearer Jan 16, 2008

    It looks to me that you refrig has a electronic damper (an electonically controlled door) that opens to let air in the FF and closes when it reaches proper temp. This is the air duct in the upper left rear corner of the FF. Make sure the fan in freezer is working. Then feel where damper is and see if air is coming out, its not much but you can feel it. Then try and open the freezer door see if air comes out then. Let me know what you find. Also look at the coil in the rear of freezer for frost buildup or any other ice blocking the air flow.

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    joey shearer Jan 18, 2008

    Ok there is probably ice blocking the air from entering FF since you see Ice there. Defrost with a hair dryer with the refrig turned off. This should restore its function\.

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    joey shearer Jan 18, 2008

    Glad to help let me know how it goes....



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