Would it still be frozen up if any ice is gone? It has thawed 3 different times and was completely clear yesterday when we pulled it apart. ( wasn't sure if you meant frozen as in too cold or frozen as in can't move)
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Re: Kenmore refrigerator not cooling
You may need to clean the condenser under the refrigerator. Or you may need a new cold control. I did mean frozen as in iced up. If your coil is clear of ice as I understand then it is a different problem than a defrost problem. If your condenser has been cleaned and you still have the same problem you also want to check the compressor operation. Listen and if you hear a hum and a click at the compressor in the back it would be the compressor that has the problem.
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The ice could be caused by a partial thaw such as a power failure. To open bin unplug unit. Get lots of towels and a wet Vac if you have one. The use of these will become obvious shortly. Open the door and put a fan blowing on it, the same type of fan we use when it is hot to cool down. Then wait in time it will start thawing. This would also be a good time to clean it inside, you probably were putting that off. When totally thawed and dry start it up and keep an eye on it for a few days it will probably be ok. If not you have a clean unit to try some of the other suggestions.
Two of my refrigerators stopped making ice because of frozen water lines going to the ice maker inside of the freezer door. I thawed the lines by unplugging the refrigerator and used a hair drier around the ice maker till all the frost was gone. After I plugged it in I heard water going to the ice maker. If you remove the ice bin you can check the ice tray to see if it has ice in it. If it is empty it is not getting water. It could also be a bad Solenoid Water Valve.
Due to the blocked drain it sounds to me as if the vents in the ceiling of the refrig. has frozen over so no air can be circulated from the freezer into the refrig. section. This tip i wrote will show ya how to clear the drain and addation to clearing the drain the ice build up would need to be removed from the vents. Here is that tip, http://www1.fixya.com/support/r9945686-check_when_refrig_cools_ok_but_leaks
most unit have automatic defrost that melts ice off coils in freezer compartment it is on a timer sounds like the drain line has plugged or frozen to verify unit will need to be dismantled and verify drain clear
how ever if problem is just ice unit can be emptied and allowed to thaw completly and then turned back on and refilled if problem reaccurs then drain was plugged first and then froze normally I would thaw unit and pour water down drain verify clear before restarting normal defrost cycles it will leak about the same time everyday good luck ron
Make sure the water line is clear and not kinked somewhere. It's also possible that the water line orifice is frozen inside the freezer at the ice maker area and blocking water flow. You can thaw it out with a hair dryer - point it at the water inlet - be careful
Hello, Check the water fill tube to see if it may be frozen. It's a
tube about 3/8" wide that hangs over the tray. Squeeze the tube and if
it is hard, it"s frozen, if it is soft, you have another problem. If
it's hard, take a hair dryer and thaw out the tube and you ice maker
should be fixed. I hope this helps. CYA, Gator241