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I have a Kenmore top freezer refrigerator Model No. 106.8609310. It is running, but not cooling. The compressor is hot to the touch.

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The fridge is not cold enough to keep turned to the lowest setting, and the freezer is about the temp of what the fridge should be.

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May have lost its coolant

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SOURCE: refigerator not cooling and hot to the touch

No, RD...
You can leave the fridge plugged in and it'll be safe. There's a safety device mounted on the compressor to insure this.

Now, have you checked the condenser fan yet? Is it turning? Seriously... the condenser fan is what is responsible for keeping the freon temp's correct. If the fan isn't working, you get "hot to the touch" between the fridge and freezer.

Please check the fan?

SG

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SOURCE: My kenmore elite top freezer


Switch off the fridge and after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if Ice forms then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked.
The circulation fan must be checked to work as if frost forms it can be stuck up . So check if the defrost timer works and also if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
So try this test from the outside and make your observations so that we come to the solution.

Please check this link for tips to work.

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/fridges-and-freezers/a/2

Posted on Jul 26, 2011

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