Question about Kenmore 5553 / 655532 / 55534 / 55539 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Freezer side will not freeze.

Refrigerator was not cooling. Turned frig off and then on. Heard motors start and they have continued since yesterday. Still not freezing and ice maker is not making ice. Cleaned very dirty coils near floor with house vac as well possible. I still see collected fuzz/dirt farther back behind coils that I cannot reach with house vac attachments. Freezer set at -5 degrees C. Other side set at 37 degrees F.

Kenmore Elite side-by-side, 9 years old. One repair visit 4 years ago to repair ice maker.

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  • Lorenzo1 Apr 27, 2010

    I would like some idea on costs (time and parts) under the two scenarios he/she describes and whether, in this expert's opinion, it might just be better to buy a new one. Quick, rough estimates are just fine.



    Thanks,



    Lorenzo

  • Lorenzo1 Apr 27, 2010

    This is just about the kind of solution I expected, and I am satisfied withi it, except I have asked the expert for a rough estimate of costs and whether it might be better to just replace it.

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Hi,
It sounds like what you are facing this problem due to compressor or fan problem. You need to pull the unit out & remove the rear panel. If the fan by the compressor is running but the compressor is not, I suspect a bad starting device on the compressor or a bad compressor. You need to replace it .

Hope this helps .

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

  • Shane Apr 27, 2010

    This will cost you around $300-400.

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