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I have a Kenmore side by side model #106.50517001. It started defrosting and not coming back on at odd times, I thought that it was probably the defrost timer, you could unplug the fridge, plug it back in and it would start working but when you turned the timer screw, it would go off then not come back on. I replaced the timer and it still wasn't working. Out of frustration I slapped the control panel cover and it came on. What else inside there do I need to replace?

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  • hosskix May 16, 2010

    You were correct, it was the thermostat, I replaced it and the fridge is cycling like it should now.
    Thanks a lot!


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Replace the cold control that operates the compressor it is located on or near the control panel

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  • hosskix May 13, 2010

    Thanks for the quick reply, I'll give that a try!

  • danny Hendrickson May 13, 2010

    you can bypass the cold control before you purchase a replacement by jumper wiring around the control,if it runs then its the control,please rate this if it helps you in your query


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