Question about Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator
Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. The symptoms you describe are typical of a refrigerator that is not being automatically defrosted.
Take a look at this picture item 257 to locate your defrost timer. ( PN WR9X489 )
Using this picture.... I want you to rotate the dial on the face of the defrost timer untiol you hear a click. (It can only rotate in on direction viat the tabs.) The compressor and the fans should shut off and the defrost cycle should begin. The defrost cycle should last for around 40 minutes or so. If after 1 hour the unit does NOT restart by itself rotate the dial again until it clicks and restarts.
You most likely have defrost problem and the failures can be:
1. the defrost element,
2. the defrost thermostat
3. or the defrost timer.
Worst case.. you do a manual defrost with a fan for about 2 hours to get rid of the excess ice. Your refrigerator auto defrosts every 16 hours and 35 minutes. Doing a manual (external fan) defrost will get you 3 days max of normal temps and you will have to go through the manual defrost drill again. You need to find out why it is not normally defrosting.
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Posted on Nov 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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