Kenmoore 76523 ss bottom freezer, freezer works, refrigerator does not
Kenmoore model 76523 , ss bottom freezer. this unit is about 2 years old. suddenly the refrigerator completely stopped cooling but the freezer is fine, the lights work correctly but the digital display does not change temp control on any settings. I disconnected the power for an hour, i was then able to change all control settings but the refrigerator still not working. then after an hour the controls would not adjust anymore only display numbers and temp. would alarm .note; the freezer works but unable to adjust freezer controler. temp. did show as freezer cooling.all coils are frost free and clean. any suggestions?
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Re: kenmoore 76523 ss bottom freezer, freezer works,...
first try setting your temperature settings to lower setting, check if your
compressor is running you can hear a humming sound. if your compressor
is not running try to check relay. if its running, touch the condensers at the back of your refrigerator if its cold their is leak on your system and need to be repaired by qualified technician.
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Yes, and if you turn the thermostat colder and the thermostat is in good condition it will. You model was made with a mechanical thermostat with Freon filled probe. You may need to close the cold air flow to bottom during extreme cold days and redirect the thermostat probe closer to the freezer opening but it should work. My refrigerator worked fine in ten inches of snow last year and temps in the teens. Thanks, Sea Breeze.
IF IS NOT 5 YEARS OLD YET CALL A TECH ASAP THIS MODELS HAVE A COMPRESSOR THAT ARE FAMOUS FOR LOCKING UP AND THE ONLY FIX IS TO REPLACE IT BUT FIRST DISCONNECT AND REMOVE BACK COVER AND RIGHT BY THE COMPRESSOR THERE IS A SMALL BOX ATTACHED TO IT CALL A OVERLOAD REMOVE IT AND SHAKE IT IS IF RATTLES THEN JUST REPLACE THAT PART IF IT DOESNT RATTLE CALL A TECH
I just went through this with my refridgerator and actually posted one of the questions. Here is what I found ........
In the freezer compartment behind the panel there is an evaporator fan which pulls cold air from the freezer and pushes it up into the refrridgerator compartment. If the fan is not working it is one of three things.. 1) there is so much frost in the fan area the fan blade is stopped and cannot push the cold air into the refridgerator compartment or the air channel is blocked. 2) there is no electricity going to the fan (usually tied to the door switch of the refirdgerator compartment, and 3) the motor is dead and will have to be replaced.
Solution to #1 - defrost but there is another problem in the "frost-free" part of the system which must be addressed or the frost will return and it will happen again in the future.
Solution #2 - check to see there is power to the fan. (most are 110VAC but some are 100VDC. Use a meter and check)
Solution #3 - If there is power, the motor is dead. Replace the motor. Be aware that AC and DC motors are different and replace per manufacture's specifications.