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I have an Kenmore Elite Side by Side Refrigerator...The freezer defrosted during the night but the refrigerator is working. The light is on in the freezer and the inside walls are cool to touch but nothing is freezing. What could be the problem?

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  • lensuekids May 02, 2010

    Hi,

    I lower the freezer temp to a 4 and the refrig to 33; the freezer had been set on 5 the highest

    number; should I lower the freezer to a 3?

    Sue

  • lensuekids May 02, 2010

    I have a Kenmore Elite side by side refrigerator. During the night the freezer defrosted; the light is on and the walls of the freezer are cool. The refrigerator side appears to be working find. What can I do?

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Hi, if the freezer actually defrost itself without your permission, then you need to replace the thermostat . When the thermostat temperature is reached , it will cycle the compressor off . When time to come back on , it will not start . Instead of turning the thermostat off , try tapping on the thermostat knob . If the unit starts , this will confirm that the thermostat needs replaced .

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Check the setting of the thermostat, the temperature is set too high. If it's correctly set and the compressor is constantly on then there has been a leak in the circuit during the defrost and that needs to be fixed by a professional and the circuit refilled.

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