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Kenmore side by side refrigerator not freezing, motor and fan are working, thermostats turn on and off

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It appears that your thermostat setting is not correct. Please put it on HI cool and then check if the fridge is working OK . The problem could be due to leakage of gas. Please check this If both these fail then get your fridge checked up by a technician as there could be a internal problem. Most likely it is the above 2 problems.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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Kenmore electronic,frosts up and fan quits.every thing i cked is ok.


If the doors are sealing tightly then i sounds like a defrost heater/timer or bad high limit switch. Thaw the evaporator out. If the fan does not run at all within the first twenty mins then the poblem is in the fan motor or thermostat switch that contols the fan motor. Lastly if the coil is only freezing up partially then you have a refrigeration issue. Reguardless make sure you have cleaned the condenser area of lint and pet hair at least once every two years.

Nov 10, 2013 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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Kenmore side by side is not cooling , and the coil at the back is freezing


Hi.

When the fridge is not cooling , and the coil at the back is freezing, the problem is always the defrost system.

The defrost system function is to prevent the condenser coils from freezing.

When the condenser coil is frozen, the unit will not cool down anymore, as heath connot be pumped out of the fridge and freezer.

The defrost system comprises of a defrost thermostat, a fan, and an heating element, and it is located behind the freezer firewall.

In the example below, taken from my daily Fixya solutions I will use a Kenmore side by side 363.50227000.

If your model is different, then you will need to order parts for your model, do not use the parts below. To find parts , try Sears, or see: Where do I find parts and diagrams for my...

Also diagram and parts location may differ.

Here a diagram, click on the picture to enlarge:

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Here parts to be tested, click on the link to purchase part:

Defrost thermostat (part 240 on diag)

Is tested removing it from the unit, after disconnecting power firts. Test is done using a multimeter set at Rx1 (Ohms).
Ifthe part is good the multimeter will read low or zero impedance at roomtemperature, if thermostat is bad, it will stay open (infinity).



Heater (part 230)

Itis tested reading Ohms , similarly to thermostat, if the heater hascontinuity, then it is good, if circuit is open, it must be replaced.

evap fan asm (Part 613)
It is tested energizing the motor, and observing if it is working.


Thesystem can also be tested by jumping the defrost thermostat, and observing if the element is heating up and the fan working.

for safety reasons, all testing and repair must be done by a trained person.

Before attempting repair, better contacting Kenmore after sale service at the number listed on your owners Use and Care manual.


Ginko.

on Jan 28, 2010 | Kenmore 22.0 cu. ft. Side-By-Side...

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Fridge freezer not working


If its a whirlpool side by side ou a kenmore then good chance it a thermostat. Turn it off and back on, if nothing happens check timer.

Aug 19, 2012 | Refrigerators

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Fridge warm, freezer has frost on back panel & is defrosting, fans work, just changed defrost thermostat, no air is moving from freezer side to fridge side, drain pan under fridge is dry


this fan needs to run when the compressor runs,check fan blade for being jammed by ice if you have this much ice on back wall as ice will stall motor,if no fan there will be no cool air to refrige compartment also the defrost drain tray will fill with water then freeze over which in turn floods the freezer floor and refrige compartments cause it cannot drain to the pan in the bottom

May 11, 2012 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

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Need info for a kenmore side by side refrigerator model#59652673202 it it not cooling nor freeszing ; the light works and the fan works but not cooling any side please help me


Good day,
With that amount of info it would be hard to try to pinpoint it. Here's a list of items that can cause a refrigerator to not cool.

Items that will cause a refrigerator not to cool.....
1. Defective thermostat
2. Defective freezer fan motor
3. Defective defrost timer
4. Defective defrost thermostat
5. Defective defrost main heater.
6. Defective condenser fan motor
6. Defective compressor overload protector
7. Defective compressor start relay
8. Defective compressor start/run capacitor (some models only)
9. Defective compressor
10. Restriction in refrigeration sealed system
11. Loss of refrigerant (leak)
12. Excessively dirty condenser
13. Broken wires, bad wire harness connectors, ect.
14. Defective fan motor switch (some models only)

As you can see it could be one of many,many items. If your handy with a meter you might want to start at the bottom back of the machine where the compressor is located.
Sounds as if it is not running, or running without refrigerant in the system.
Also, if it has a cooling fan motor in that area, make sure it runs, since all fan motors are wired to run at the same time.

Oct 15, 2010 | Kenmore 44103 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Kenmore side by side is not getting cold or freezing


If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.
First, answer these questions:
Is the refrigerator completely dead?
If so, see “It's stopped completely.”

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:
The compressor
The Thermostat
The overload, relay, or capacitor
The defrost timer
The condenser fan motor


The freezer and the fridge are cooled by the same system, air is moved to the fridge by a fan from the freezer, either the circulation fan is defective or the fridge thermostat is defective.

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Jul 05, 2009 | Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side...

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Refrigerator side temp keeps dropping below freezing.


Set the freezer temp control to MAX cold and see if it improves.
If not replace the off/on thermostat.(cold control)

May 24, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Kenmore Refrigerator: Freezer not freezing


a blocked condenser can cause a warm up situation,and after youve done this you have to wait 24 hours before making desision on out come.but other possiables are condenser fan motor slow,its fan blade dirty.defrost problem,frost on back frezer panel can be a sign of issue.evap fan moving air slow[inside fan]run time,is it running enough[thermostat controls that]if all those ok could be restriction in sealed system,that where the freon curcit.if moisture,or particles they can get caught in the cap tube[small tube to create persure so then freon expans to a gas]that should give you a few ideas.God bless ,tom

Jan 04, 2009 | Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side...

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Refrigerator freezes up


PLEASE DISREGUARD GUEST FIXYA SOLUTION,FREEZER PROBLEM PROCEDURE IF NOT DEGITAL,FIRST CHECK IF ICE ON BACK FREEZER WALL. STEPS-FIND DEFROST TIMER,BOTTOM FRONT ,BOTTOM BACK, INSIDE FRIG.ON CONSOLE,LISTEN TO SEE IF FAN IS RUNNING IF SO TURN THE DEFROST TIMER CLOCKWISE TILL YOU HEAR A CLICK SEE IF FAN TURNED OFF IF SO YOUR FREEZER IS IN DEFROST,FREEZER WILL COME OUT OF DEFROST IN 20-30 MINUTES IF IT DOES AND THE FAN COMES ON YOU HAVE ELIMINATED DEFROST TIMER&FAN,NEXT REMOVE BACK PANEL TO FREEZER IF THERE IS ICE FORMING REMOVE BOTH LEADS TO HEAT AND CHECK WITH VOLT METER ON OMES,IF YOU GET ANY READING THE HEATER IS GOOD,IF NO READING REPLACE HEATER AND CLIPON TEMINATOR,IF HEATER IS GOOD DEFROST COILS WITH HAIR DRYER TOP TO BOTTOM AND THIS WILL ALSO CLEAR THE DRAIN,IF EVERYTHING CHECK OUT GOOD DEFROST TIMER ,FAN ,HEATER, DRAIN, YOU NEED ONLY TO REPLACE THE LITTLE ROUND CLIP ON TERMANATOR,LET ME KNOW-MIKE

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