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Freezer repair I have a kenmore coldspot 106.52564100 the freezer stops working, but the fridge still works. I turn the entire unit off for a few minutes and then back on and the freezer works again for about a day. then it happens over again and I go through the cycle over and over again for a couple of weeks now. What can I do

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  • rlmarkin Jul 06, 2008

    I cleaned the coils real good last week trying to solve the problem. I took the bottom covers off front and back and cleaned everything under the fridge.

  • rlmarkin Jul 06, 2008

    ok i just read the last post. I dont know what you are suppose to be doing to help me, but you just gave me a long list of things to just start checking. If i just wanted to start checking everything i could do that by myself. I figure I would get to the solution finaly. I was looking more for specific help not just start going through everything?

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The food in the refrigerator freezes This is a common problem that often doesn't have a clear, permanent solution. The first thing to check is the overall internal refrigerator temperature (see the Appliance Accessories section for a refrigerator/freezer thermometer). The proper temperature should be between 35 and 42 degrees. Here are some things to try:

  • If your refrigerator temperature is closer to 35 degrees, try turning the temperature up slightly.

  • If you find that the temperature varies a lot from the top shelf to the bottom (where it is coldest), try putting produce and other sensitive products on a higher shelf.

  • If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician.


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Hi

Sounds like a faulty compressor start circuit, or thermostat letting you down. Time to get a fridgy out to have a look at it. There is not alot that can be done about these things by the layman. Good luck, thanks for using FixYa

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HI,

First, check to see if the light comes on or if there is any fan, motor, or other sound coming from the appliance? If so, the refrigerator isn't really completely stopped--go to the specific problem you are having. If not, try adjusting the thermostat to a colder setting. If that doesn't work, read on.

Second, check to see if there is power getting to the refrigerator. To do that, plug a lamp or other device into the same outlet the refrigerator is plugged into. If there's no power, check the fuses or circuit breakers. If the fuses or breakers aren't the problem, contact a qualified electrician to restore power to the outlet.

If there is power to the appliance but it still seems to be stopped, there may be a problem in one or more of these:

  • Wiring


  • Thermostat


  • Defrost timer


  • Compressor


  • Overload and/or relay

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Maybe clean the coils on the back?

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