Question about Kenmore 24.8 cu. ft. TRIO Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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The left side of my refrigerator is getting too cold and freezing my vegetables, even in the drawer, and now the water dispenser does not work. It appears that the line is frozen. It was slow this morning, then after running a bit, it got better, but with no use for a few hours it is again not working. I changed the water filter (5 months old) and lowered the refrigerator temp to 2. I also put on the humidity control and it just seems to get worse. There is plastic tubing toward the back (inside the fridge) that appears to have frozen water in it. This is a Trio 25' bottom Freezer/Refrigerator. Model #59675529400. 5 1/2 years old.

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  • ksw1000 Aug 21, 2010

    Is this something that is easy for an unhandy person to do? If so, how?

  • ksw1000 Aug 21, 2010

    you suggested replacing the thermostat. Is this something anyone can do? I am not very handy. If so, how?

  • ksw1000 Aug 21, 2010

    ok - I turned the temp down to 1 and waited an hour or so. now the water is coming out - like some of the ice melted and the fridge IS warmer. That doesn't sound like it is running non stop, does it? Ideas?

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The thermostat is faulty (it's keeping the compressor constantly on) so the temperature goes below the minimum recommended and al the parts that hold water are freezing. 
Replace the thermostat and all will return to normal.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

  • Azrael SRL Aug 21, 2010

    No, it's not an easy operation, you must practically remove the inside of the freezer to do it and work around very brittle parts. Being handy is a must. In your case calling a repairman is mandatory, replacing an interior panel you broke by accident would be very expensive,

  • Azrael SRL Aug 21, 2010

    At 1 the compressor should still be working, no ice should melt. In your case it has been completely shut down = yes, the thermostat is defective and must be replaced.

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