Question about Kenmore Microwave Ovens

Open Question

I have a Kenmore model 106.42106300 Coldspot Freezer made in Jan 2004 It is a bottom freezer - refrigerator on top. The thermostat is in the refrigerator compartment. I have its set for "cold" at the least cold setting (as opposed to "freezer" at the other extreme). It seems to run constantly and freezes sodas and other liquids like Orange Juice and Milk over a a couple days. (1) Can I get the refrigerator to be a little less cold and (2) what is a normal amount of run time per day. (3) maybe a tune-up? The freezing soda problem has always been a bother but lately it has become annoying.

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

jerryg50
  • 1667 Answers

SOURCE: My refigerator and freezer are not cooling enough

You could call for service. It is commonly possible that there was a loss of gas, or the thermostat is defective, or the compressor is weak. The refridgeration service man should be able to check for all of this.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

  • 821 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot 106-52609100 side by

hello,kindly check your fan if the working speed is ok,because this is one of the things that allows a fridge to be cool when it's working very fine.
Secondly,kindly check if the condenser coil are not build up with dust and also check that the condenser fan motor are working properly.check for any clicking on/off noise from the compressor and also check it's proper runnings.
The most common fridge "not cooling" problem is a frost free failure. Remove the access panel in the freezer section to expose the evaporator coils. If the coils in the freezer section get plugged up with frost, this frost will block the evaporator fan motor from blowing the cold air around. The fan blade can also hit this frost and either become noisy or stop altogether. Locating the defrost timer can be tricky....they are often hidden behind the back bottom corners of the fridge at the bottom, in the last few years the timers have been located in the ceiling of the fresh food section, and some behind the cold control cover. Once you locate the defrost timer, slowly turn the screw like wheel in the middle of the defrost timer with a straight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. You are now in defrost. If the defrost heater(s) comes on now, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. If the heater(s) does not come on, you can ohm test the defrost heater for continuity or volt test for 120 volts to the heater(s). If you have no power to the defrost heater(s) you can also bypass the defrost thermostat to see if the defrost heater will come on, join the 2 wires together to bypass the defrost thermostat. If the heater now comes on, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. If the heater itself is bad, defrost the fridge with a hair dryer, replace the defrost heater* and defrost thermostat. If the defrost timer seems "hot" to the touch or is noisy ( like a ticking or screeching noise )...replace it.
*One new safety device added to refrigerators in the last few years has been a in-line fuse added to both sides of the defrost heater. If one of these fuses let's go, you must replace the whole defrost heater, as it comes as an assembly. If the defrost heater does not work, you should check for one of these fuses being open. Check it with a volt meter or ohm meter.
New link from Appliance Repair Aid on how the wiring circuit works for a frost free fridge, the link is here.
On a frost free refrigerator, the cooling coils should be in the freezer section. On a SxS style refrigerator the coils will be behind a cover on the back wall. On a freezer on top style the coils could be behind the back wall or under the freezer floor. Removing the cover and exposing the evaporator coils could be a valuable tool. Seeing what the cooling coils looks like may help split your not cooling problem. Totally covered coils with white snow is a frost free problem. A ball of ice on the coils and the rest of the cooling coils are bare or only a few coils frosted a little and the rest are bare is an indication of a system problem. Example picture one, example picture two, example picture three. System problems may be a leak in the refrigeration tubing, an inefficient not 100% pumping compressor.
take care.


Posted on Apr 20, 2010

Daniel S
  • 4323 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refrigerator,

Hi

First, check the door on the refrigerator and try to clean the door as if the door is left open the beeping occurs. Then you can press and hold the LOCK/ALARM button on the control till the time the light goes off, after this you can activate the alarm by pressing and holding the same button until the light comes back on. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

walesarumi
  • 6993 Answers

SOURCE: Food in the refrigerator department

Hello,

When the refrigerator side is getting too cold this is because the control of the compressor has gone bad in some way...

There a few different things that could cause the unit to lose control over the temperature of the fridge side.

If your refrigerator has a damper door that opens and closes to allow cold air to move to the fridge side the damper linkage or the damper motor may have broken or gone bad.

The coils in your fridge may have frozen over and now the air does not move at all so then the ice builds up and can freeze parts of the fridge side.

The thermostat has gone bad and so now the compressor runs continually. This will not be noticed readily on the freezer side but will show up quickly on the fridge side.

Many newer model refrigerators use an electronic sensor or thermistor to read the temperature and supply the info for the circuit board and often a digital readout.

So, here is how I would go about troubleshooting this problem.

Check the coils for ice, defrost the coils with a heat gun or hairdryer, then check for the reason why they iced over. Defrost control or defrost timer bad? Evaporator fan bad?

Check the damper door to see if it is stuck in the open position. If it is then check the motor and the linkage.

Check to see if the refrigeration unit will shut down if the thermostat or digital setting is turned up to a higher temperature. If it continues to run then find the cause and fix it. It may be a bad thermostat, sensor, or control board.

Sometimes with a change is weather to a cooler climate this will be enough to also affect the inside temperatures. Make sure that a bit of adjustment in the thermostat or setting of the temperature will not solve your problem very simply.

I hope the above helps.

Good luck.

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

  • 5370 Answers

SOURCE: My refrigerator leaks in to

Thermostat is not functioning as it should cycle. The thermostat isn't shutting down the compressor when the set temperature has been met.But if thermostat is checked out ok then its faulty defrost timer.The timer located beside the compressor in the fridge section.

The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. ----------- (a) the damper is broken or stuck in the open position, allowing cold air to flow endlessly from freezer into fridge compartment; or (b) thermistor(thermostat) in fridge compartment is disconnected or malfunctioning. It has to be replaced.-----------

you can get the required parts from online sites like:---

www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site.---------This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Mar 03, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The freezer is working but not the fridge fridge onm top freezer below I think it my be the thermostat


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigeratornot Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator DefrostTimer Problem

WaterRunning in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigeratoror Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101

Sep 09, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Bottom freezes over, top won't cool. No circulation of air to top. Freezer freezing over.


This seems to be a refrigerator problem. The circulation fan in the freezer may not be working. Check the fan.

sonsunny

Jun 14, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

KENMORE COLDSPOT MODEL10652212104 THE FAN IN THE FREEZER DOESNT SEEM TO RUN, DOESNT FREEZE ICE EITHER BUT IT DOES HAVE WATER IN THE ICE TRAY. THE REFRIG PART DOEN GET COLD EITHER WE REPLACED THE VAVLE...


Hi, if the fan, evaporator fan is not running, it has failed on you. If you are up to doing this kind of work, you can replace it your self. It is a 120 volt evaporator fan motor, and if you can get it out, take it with you along with the name of the unit, model & serial # to an appliance parts house to get one. If they don't have the exact one, they have universal ones that will fit. This will solve your problem.
Shastalaker7
A/C, & Refrigeration Contractor

May 16, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have a beko ab910 w . the top half of both the fridge and the freezer have defrosted whilst the bottom half of the freezer and the fridge are frozen .


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator
Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Feb 20, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I would like to know how big my Kenmore Coldspot Refrigerator is? It is model 106.51554104, Type 25 SSA. Made in 2003


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote that tells you how to figure out how big yourrefrigerator and/or your freezer is...

New Refrigerator Size or Refrigerator Cubic Feet

Heatman101

Oct 13, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Water is leaking down through what i am calling the vent in the top of the fridge inside and it is building up over a few weeks and then it runs out on the floor.


I have experienced this very same problem before. There is a small condensate drain hole in the rear of the freezer compartment on some model refrigerators. If it ices over, the condensate has no where to go but down through the louvers and into the refrigerator compartment. It usually drips from the center overhead area down on to the shelves and accumulates in the bottom until it runs out the bottom of the door.. One way to tell is to check the back of the refrigerator to see if there is a visible drain line (larger in diameter than the ice make water line) that runs from the freezer compartment down to the compressor area. You may want remove everything and defrost the freezer and see if the problem goes away.

If you have questions/concerns, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this helps you.


NOTE: Even if this is a frostless refrigerator, I have experienced the problem where ice can build up and plug the drain. You may have to remove the bottom tray in the freezer to access it.

Aug 27, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

The compressor does not work well and the bottom part emits heat


open door to the freezer and look in the back of the freezer and see if there is ice or frost building up,if so you have a defrost problem.it could be a bad timer or bad defrost heater or bad thermal switch.you nead a continueaty meater to check them out or call for a service call.

Nov 15, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

153 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9047 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2315 Answers

Jim Thurston

Level 3 Expert

670 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...