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I have a Kenmore 596-58642890 side by side which won't keep food frozen in the freezer...soft ice cream, etc

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SOURCE: water freezing at bottom of freezer, food not freezing

Maybe a bad defrost timer

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

Kazong
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SOURCE: Soft ice cream

there are vent openings in the back of the freezer you should not block that ..it will cause the temp to go up

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

aborcass
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SOURCE: Freezer doesn't keep ice cream frozen

not being able to keep ice cream is not good, before doing anything ck a few things. make sur e to pull out unit and vaccuum under and behind unit, if it cant breath it cant freeze. check in back by compressor, is the fan running to cool the fan??? if the compressor is on so should the fan be. next id look behind the freezer wall for excessive build up of frost( it might even be buildin up with ice throughthte back wall, inwhich case you have a defrost issue

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: My Kenmore fridge, Model 596-58692890

HI,

if the compressor is running your ref. should be getting cold. Their is a defrost timer but when it is in defrost the compressor shuts off. I think you do have a leak.

thanks,

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

turbo5280
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SOURCE: Kenmore refrigerator freezer not freezing

The problem is in the defrost system.. You have a defrost heater in your freezer that comes on 3 times a day & melts the frost to keep your freezer frost free. That frost turns to water & runs down a drain & eventually goes to a drain pan located under the unit. On these models the hole for the drain is located directly under the evaparator fan. The drain hole is to far from the heater so the water settles & then freezes around the fan blades causing it to stop spinning. Its that fans job to circulate cold air from the freezer to the fridge, so now all the cold air is staying in your freezer. Last I knew they were workin on a solution to this but you need to contact the manufacturer. A temporary fix would be to unplug & then defrost the freezer by taking out the freezer panel & melting all the ice. Boiling water is effective. When you get the ice gone from around the fan you should be able to see the drain hole & be sure water runs freely down the hole. Put it back together then adjust the front legs of the fridge so the whole unit slopes back slightly causing the water to run back to that drain hole without settling.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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