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Fridge not cold but freezer working

The fan is running and there was frost at the bottom where the defrost unit is.

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    There is frost on the inside of the back of the freezer. The refrigerator side warms to about 45 or 50 degrees.

  • IHateKenmore May 01, 2008

    I have a Kenmore side by side refrigerator, model 106.55616400. The refrigerator side will warm to about 45 to 50 degrees. The inside bottom back of the freezer section with have heavy frost on it.

  • Verov May 20, 2008

    I have the same problem as well, except that the model number of my fridge is 106.56536400. The freezer is working fine but the fridge is not cold at all. What can be the problem?

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    Freezer cold.fridge warm. I'm closer....Took panels out of the inside of the freezer. The coil was froze up, ice accumulated in the small port that feeds cold air into the fridge side. I used a blowdryer and defrosted the coil.Got the fridge to 40 for 4 or 5 days. Doing it again. There seems to be a problem in the defrosting mode, maybe the defrost element which is located under the coil that is froze up. I think its either a temperature sensor or the element. I know just enought to be dangerous. Need model #s of the parts that I need to replace. Help.

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The refrigerater gets it's cooling form the freezer.
The channel that the cold air gets over to the frige side is frozen up. Try unpluging for 12 hours.

This thaws out the channel. Ours does this once a month.

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Then remove the panel that has the frost on it the heater and bi metel will be there

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