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My Kenmore all refrigerator is not cooling. The motor runs. What's the problem?

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Could be the defrost thermostat or heater. Check them for continuity. Look for ice buildup on the evaporator coils. Remove the service panel.My Kenmore all refrigerator is - a3d4209.jpg1c23403.jpgWhen the defrosting stops the ice builds in the freezer killing the functionality. If that is all ok then check underneith for air restrictions . Dust and lint will block airflow. All fans must be blowing inside and out.My Kenmore all refrigerator is - d761db4.jpgre all of them are going. d761db4.jpgThe compressor relay could be going or gone. This link to servicing apartment refrigerators will give an idea what to look for:
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