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I bought this frige less than a year ago but I am having trouble with the refrigerator side cooling why is that I have to keep calling a repair guy and it only works for a time but then it stops cooling again.

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SOURCE: Kenmore not freezing nor cooling. humming noise

humming noise may be compressor stalled. put your hand on it and see if its hot. the click is the overload device operating. sounds like new compressor needed and that will not be cheap. not a diy job

Posted on Apr 27, 2007

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check freezer for frost build up and if fan blowing, check condenser make sure clean, and fan blowing, check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, freezer control should be in the middle setting, you can try turning that to Warmer freezer allowing MORE air to refrigertor side.

Posted on Sep 04, 2007

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I need to make sure that your refrigerator model and make numbers are listed correctly. Im having trouble with the information listed above your comments. I have GE data base and want you to look at the hyper link listed below.  and let me know if this or I can help lead you in the correct direction, Thanks, Sea Breeze
http://www.appliance-parts-warehouse.com/general-electric-parts/General-Electric-Refrigerator-Parts-Page-6901.cfm

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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Carben,

I have the same problem and I am able to resolve it by defrosting the element which is behind the inside rear panel of the freezer. I use a hair dryer to melt the ice build up. It happbed a couple of times so I know that there is a cause for this which may be the defrost heater but I am not sure how to confirm this. Let me know if you have any ideas.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Stopped cooling

Hello cpuklutz
Welcome


You said, Kenmore; 21 cu ft; 10-years old; just stopped cooling; wondering if it even makes any financial sense to get estimate to repair, or is 10 years about it's trouble free length of service

Here is an article that you may find useful and interesting related to your situation.
Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.

Thank You, HUUUM

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