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Kenmore Refrgierator is not cooling enough

I have 7 years old Kenmore Refrigerator Model 596.50392001. About 5 days back I felt door frame and magnet were extreemly hot which was due to bad condensor fan. I replaced the fan but now it's not cooling. Both compressor and condensor fan are running. However, I noticed that compressor is not making a loud sound. It does not even feel like it's running until you feel it with a hand. Freezer side is cooling and ice maker is working (about 2 to 4 cubes in an hour) but fridge is not cooling even dial is set to Coldest. Condensor coils is clean, I checked Evaporator fan and it's working. Evaporator coil has some frost build in to it. Do you think my compressor is about to die? or is there any leak?

Your help will be greatly appricated

Thank you in advance

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  • najamiqbal May 31, 2008

    Thank you very much for your prompt response. Frost is not on the entire surface, it more on the edges and very few in center. Compressor was replaced about 2 years ago by Sear. How much you think it would be to fix the leak? Sear is offering a protection plan for $251 plus taxes to take care of the servic call, labour and parts.



    Once again thank you for your help and assitnace, May God bless you

  • najamiqbal Jun 01, 2008

    Thank you very much. It was very helpfull. May God bless you.

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Is the frost on the entire surface of the evaporator or just a portion. If it is only frosting on a portion there is a possibility your system has developed a leak and has lost some of the charge. Or your compressor has lost its ability to pump the gas. A bad condenser fan motor overtaxes the compressor and can cause premature failure. If it is a bad compressor it may be time to replace the refrigerator. Replacing the compressor is an expensive job and the warranty is only one year on a replaced compressor.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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    James Helmer Jun 01, 2008

    If a compressor was replaced two years ago I would not elect to go for a third. Replacing the refrigerator may cost a little more but it will be covered for the longer period. Some manufacturers now offer a ten year warranty.

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    James Helmer Jun 01, 2008

    Deut 30:20 KJV as long as I am living it is a blessing in itself.

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