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Have a side by side 106.53334300. Circulating fan on back wall of freezer compartment not circulating. Freezer coils get frosted up. Bottom of freezer compartment cool no air circulating to Fridge. What part should be checked.

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  • mhandzlik Sep 07, 2010

    The reasons and solution have already been posted previously and tried. I have cleaned out the coils on bottom of compressor for better air flow. left unit unplugged for 24 hours. Still do not get the freezer fan moving. Will a deffective Bi-Metal defrost thermostat cause the fan to not rotate?

  • mhandzlik Sep 07, 2010

    Thanks, I will try this would the Bi_metal switch also effect the air flow to the Fridge? The vent into the fridge is near bottom and one near top. I get no cooling or airflow at all in fridge. Just want to see if Im dealing with more than one component. Compressor deffinately kicking on and cools (eventually frosts) freexer coils and bottom of frezzer gets cool.

  • mhandzlik Sep 07, 2010

    Thanks pulled out motor hooked my ac test wire to the two power terms, no rotation. One last question. I did not have ground term on my AC test should motor still engauge when just hooked to straight AC?

  • mhandzlik Sep 07, 2010

    Technician was responsive and helpful answering questions going back and forth. I look forward to getting the replacement part so I can complete the solution.

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Hi!! The mos common reasons for freezer ice build up are" Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets. The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited. Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system: The defrost timer The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch) The defrost heater If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem Here is a Air Flow Parts Diagram for your Kenmomre unit have a side by side - 23a66bd.png Click on the following link to order your part from Sears Direct and a larger image of the parts diagram
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  • Rene J Solis Sep 07, 2010

    If you leave the freezer door open for a couple of minutes, the fan should kick in, if not, apply 110v to the fan terminals directly, if it works, the problem could be the bi=metal switch. otherwise, replace the motor.

  • Rene J Solis Sep 07, 2010

    There is only one evaporator and evaprator fan in your unit, this means that the only place where cold air comes from and into the fridge is the one that is not working. It is not unusual that this fan quits working, in fact, it is one of the most popular thngs you replace in a fridge.

  • Rene J Solis Sep 07, 2010

    Your AC outlet has a hot wire and a neutral wire. That's all the motor needs to run. Just for your info, if you look at the outlet, out of the two contact holes, the small one is the hot one and the larger one is the neutral, the round one is the physical ground. Thank your for using FixYa. Don't forget to rate this post!!!

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