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Kenmore Coldspot refridgerator model #106.51562101 Freezer works, but fridge will not cool well.

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  • Allen44 May 31, 2010

    Kenmore Coldspot refridgerator model #106.51562101 ....the freezer works fine, however the fridge does not cool. The fan is running but no air is coming out of the lower vent.. and only a small amount from the top vent.

  • Allen44 Jun 01, 2010

    Kenmore Coldspot Refridgerator Model #106.51562101
    Serial #SL4235275 Type 25SSA Bought in ?01
    The freezer works fine, the fridge will not cool. The
    Compressor and fan are working. Also there is no
    Ice build up to suggest problem with coils. The vent
    At the bottom of the fridge has no air flow coming out,
    There is cold air coming from the top vent which is fed
    By the freezer. Temp. only gets to about 58 degrees.HELP!

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Hi,

It sounds like you have a defective damper assembly. If that's not staying open the cold air from the freezer will not make it to the Fridge side. One more thing, make sure the Fridge Side light is going out when you close the door. That will cause the same problem.

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Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets. The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited. Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system: 1. The defrost timer 2. The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch) 3. The defrost heater If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem

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If the motor is working ..so the compressor kicks in when needed and all seam to be fine ...check the temperature level and low it to at least 27 ...and see if it works ...check the fan to be spinning ..and give it a try ...If after lowering the temperature it is still not working than it it is a matter of the freon needed and this is an operation made only in repair shops..
But cause the freezer is working it leads me thinking that it have to separate setting points for freezer and fridge ...so ..see the fridge settings and put them at least to 32 (water freezing point )

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