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Kenmore Elite 596.755

Top refrigerator doesn't work, the bottom freezer doesn't. I know that there is a way to set the defrost on the controls but I don't know where the diagnostic book is. ( one door open holding up/down arrows)

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If you have frost on the back wall of the freezer section you do have a defrost problem. If there is no frost your compressor may be the problem. Check and clean the condenser in back behind a removable panel. reinstall the panel after cleaning. If you hear a hum and a click in back of the refrigerator the compressor has malfunctioned.

If the problem is in the defrost locate the timer, usually mounted near controls for temperature. A hole in that area will give access to the screw to turn the timer into defrost. It is a clutch head screw and can only be turned in a clockwise direction. Turn it SLOWLY until you hear one click. The system will be in the defrost mode. If after 30 minutes the system fails to return to the cooling mode turn the screw a little further until you hear a second click (replace timer). The system will restart in cooling. If it restarts after 18-22 minutes and defrost does not happen you problem is in the defrost heater circuit (Call for service).

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This problem could be caused by a defective relay on the control board, a defective defrost heater, a broken wire to the heater, or a stopped up drain on the defrost pan causing ice to form on the evaporator coil.

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The second time you press and hold the buttons the board will test the compressor, fan, and close the damper.

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http://knol.google.com/k/fixing-the-er-dh-code-on-kenmore-elite-trio#

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This would indicate the control board did put the refrigerator through a defrost cycle.

This problem could be caused by a defective relay on the control board, a defective defrost heater, a broken wire to the heater, or a stopped up drain on the defrost pan causing ice to form on the evaporator coil.

Before replacing the control board, someone should remove the food from the freezer, remove the freezer drawer, and remove the evaporator cover to expose the evaporator coil, heater, and defrost sensor.
The voltage to the defrost heater should be 120 volts ac.
The defrost heater is part of the evaporator coil and is not replaceable as a separate part.

You can test the operation of the defrost system by pressing "Ultra Ice" and "colder freezer temp" for 3 seconds.
The first time you press and hold the buttons the board will test the compressor, fan, and open the damper.

All displays should be on.


The second time you press and hold the buttons the board will test the compressor, fan, and close the damper.

The third time you press and hold the buttons, the board will turn the compressor and fan off and turn the defrost heater on for around 25 minutes. This would let you know if the defrost system is working.


http://knol.google.com/k/fixing-the-er-dh-code-on-kenmore-elite-trio#

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