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I have a 3 year old kenmore top freezer (model # 253.67872508) that seems to stay in defrost mode to long. To the point where the milk in the fridge is at room temperature. Three hours after I noticed everything was getting warm it started working again.What is wrong with this refrigerator?

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Totally Unreasonable if you don't mind me saying so. The person who told you that story was thinking of an absorption unit more than likely.

Your proble is related to the defrost system of your refrigerator. There is a timer that automatically starts the defrost. It energizes the heaters that defrost the cooling coil. After the coil reaches a preset temperature a defrost terminator turns the heater off for the remaining time on the timer cycle. You could have a bad timer (stalled) which would not start the defrost. Locate the timer and turn the clutch head screw clockwise very SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. The defrost should take place and will be indicated by water in the drain pan under the refrigerator. If after 25 minutes it does not restart in the cooling mode turn the screw once again to the second click and replace the timer.

If the refrigerator restarts after 18-22 minutes and defrost does not take place your problem is in the heater circuit. Open heater or thermostat (termination switch)

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this should be under warranty... check to see because you have a big problem. you know how to get the back of obviously let it run take the back panel off the freezer and pay real close attention to where the frost ends on the coils i bet you are low on freon and or the compressor is bad....

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Replace your thermostat and will work like new again

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You might be developing an ice dam in the bottom tray of thr freezer that is obstucting the flow of cold air to the refigerater part of the unit. remove frozen items so you can see the bottom tray and see if you notice an exccesive amount of frosting on said floor tray, if so you are probably experiancing a defrosting problem.Check to see if you can feel cold air coming in from the top back section of the refrigerator. There is a fan that blows across the coils in the freezer section under the floor tray, if you cant feel the air either your fan has quit or you are froze shut.You can try a temp fix by removing food items to a cooler with ice or another unit and unplugging this one and letting it thaw out, be sure and put down a towl or two on the floor the tawing ice will go to the evaporater tray underneath and overflow once its thawed plug it back in and let it cool down. Check again to see if you can feel air in the frig. if you cant your fan has quit, you need to seek local appliance tech help they should be able to get you going for a fairly inexpencive amount.

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MGPRICE Just have the answer right in front of you and nobody gives you a thumbs up! I did. This person was even smart enough to include their model number! thumbs up to them I just am curious why they never responded. Sea Breeze

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The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

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If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

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