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I have a Kenmore "coldspot" refrigerator, model: 10670972990, which does not get cold at all.

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I will explain:--- The freezer is where the cooling coils are located. Then air is moved over the coils and circulated through the fridge side by a small blower or fan. The problem arises when the air is not circulated for some reason.

The reasons the air is not moving is usually two reasons

  1. The fan or blower has failed.
  2. The coil is covered over with ice and blocks the air flow.

The first reason is pretty simple to fix, you simply replace the air circulator and things are good again.
The second reason can be :-
1.The timing device that runs the defrost cycle of the refrigerator is defective.
2.The heater coil that melts the water is shorted or not working

Usually the first thing to check is the heater coil. If there is resistance through the coil then most likely it is still good.
The timing device can be an advanced defrost control board or a mechanical timing device.
If the heater coil checks out to be good then the problem should be the timer.

In most cases, unplug the refrigerator and allow it to defrost on it's own .That will melt the ice and it will work again after restarting it. but still check for few days or weeks if it ices up to the point where it will not work again.if the problem comes again , then as explained above:--

The problem can usually be traced to one of three things.
  1. The fan or blower
  2. The timer device
  3. The electric heater coil
By checking these parts you can isolate your problem and fix it by replacing the faulty part. you can buy this parts by clicking the partsshoplink:-- partsshoplink

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Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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