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FREEZER NOT FREEZING AND FRIDGE NOT GETTING COLD

MY FRIDGE IS NOT GETTING COLD AND MY FREEZER IS NOT FREEZING. THE LIGHTS GO ON WHEN I OPEN THE DOOR AND THERE AREN'T ANY STRANGE NOISES. I THINK I MIGHT NEED FREON (NOT SURE) HOW WOULD I KNOW AND IF SO HOW DO I ADD IT.

KENMORE COLDSPOT 2003, MODEL# 106.52584202

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  • Zuessharpe May 14, 2008

    My problem is similar but not the same. My compressor is working overboard and the freezer is freezing up constantly. I'm thinking it's the thermostat but I'm all ears if you have any other ideas and solutions.
    Thank you
    Eddie

  • nedram Jul 07, 2008

    top freezer #363 69462991 model freezer not freezing refrigerator not cold enough.

  • BOOSTDZ Jul 29, 2008

    I have an admiral side by side. It is a couple years old. It stopped working today or possibly last night. The lights are on, I can hear and see the fan spinning in the back of the freezer and in the back of the fridge. It does not get cold though. I did trip the breaker 3 times last night running too many things at once. Not sure if that would have anything to do with it or not. Is there something I can try and take a look at to fix or should I just buy another fridge?

  • tom47 Aug 15, 2008

    We have the same problem but our compressor is hot to the touch. I does not seem to be running (no vibration or humming noise) The fridge lights and fan are working but nothing is cold.

  • cholmes373 Aug 23, 2008

    Same complaint. Appears to be "running", but noticed the groceries in the fridge were just cool and the freezer items were thawing. The ice maker was dripping water which should have been the first clue, but I still had to touch everything in the freezer just "to make sure". Called around to some appliance repair shops which charge an arm & a leg (and a extra pinkey toe for the weekend) - earliest some can come out is two weeks... ouch. Perhaps a minifridge is in our future until our three year old Kenmore side by side can be repaired. Any and all suggestions would be very helpful and much appreciated.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    fridge and freezer are not getting cold. There is no sound for the fan. Bought dry ice for both and it only lasted 8 hours.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    I have the same problem with a slightly different model number 106-52542101 side by side with water and ice. Came home it was fine, the next am woke up to water all over the floor. Everything in freezer is thawed out and in refrigerator is warm. Lights go on, sounds like something is running but not sure if it's fan or compressor.

  • mrsamt Feb 12, 2009

    Kenmore Coldspot side by side model 106-52542101. Same issue as listed. Woke up with water all over the floor. Lights on sound like it's running, everything in freezer thawed, refrigerator side food warm. Left for 8 hours to see if any changes-nothing. Unplugged.

  • maxemail May 11, 2010

    and if compressor is hot?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Compressor kicks on but its not getting cold

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First check to see if your compressor is running at all. If your compressor is at room temperature you cold control is not supplying power to the compressor. Replace the control or locate the defrost timer and rotate the clutch head screw ( Normally black or Grey) and rotate it a small amount clock-wise. If the compressor then starts replace the defrost timer.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: I have the coldspot 106

NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned warmer which makes REF. colder or vice versa.
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically

MORE TIPS AND TRICKS:
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STOP PAYING FOR EXPENSIVE WATER FILTERS FOR YOUR REF. DO THIS====
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees
This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees
See if water is in icemaker.
Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects.
If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that
attaches to water line out of wall)
If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker.
If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing
First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace
the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
.I'm including my article on Refrigerator Repair for your help and convenience.;
Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically
Thanks for using fixya
Leo Ponder
imufo2
PLEASE GIVE A TESTIMONIAL AND VOTE FOUR THUMBS UP IF THIS WAS HELPFUL

Posted on Aug 08, 2011

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot model 106 - Snowing in freezer!

its not defrosting. check heater operations. bimetal near heater. check defrost timer

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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