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Kenmore 53504300 my refrigerator is not defrosting. I had to force the timer to defrost every 2 days, otherwise the ciols will get frozen. I had replaced the bi metal defrost & the defrost timer, but everything seems to be the same still getting frozen. I am not if the relay is doing its work. please I need help.

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Freezer keeps frosting over and then the refrigerator gets warm. I unplug it and let it thaw for a day and it works great for 2 or 3 days and then it frosts up again. we have a factory installed ice maker...


http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-25371832104/0582/0166000/R0202504/00004?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=25371832104

You have a problem with your defrost system which is made up of the defrost heater (item #14); defrost thermostat (item #21)

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-25371832104/0582/0166000/R0202504/00003

And the defrost timer (item #23).

Although the defrost timer is the most likely suspect you need to rule out the other two. If you have an ohm meter you can test the defrost heater and defrost capacitor. Continuity = good Open/infinity reading = bad

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The evaporator coil is frozen. can i take off the cover and defrost it?what are the possible causes?


If the entire coil is frozen you can defrost it and it will work for 2-3 days but eventually you will be back at square one. You have a defrost problem and you should replace what is broken. I don't know what you have but it could be the heater, terminator, defrost timer or board, and thermister.

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Ciols freze up about every three days


this is usually a problem with the defrost circuit,timer or sensor may be bad the timer can not be advanced
i would suggest that you replace the defrost timer first

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FREEZER WORKING BUT FRIDGE NOT


Remove the rear panel in the freezer and see if the evaporator coils are frozen over.
If so dethaw coils with a hair dryer.
Reassemble freezer and set controls to the normal position.

Although you replaced the defrost timer if the coils were frozen over in the freezer no air can transfer to the ref. section from the freezer.

If you do not want to dethaw the coils unplug the ref. for 1-2 days and leave the doors open .The coils will dethaw by then.

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Bottom frezzer is working but fridge is not blowing cold air


Refrigerator gets cold air from freezer compartment. Either the air flow is blocked by food items or ice, or the recirculating fan is not working.

The most common failure is that the freezer coils get all iced up becuase the defroster timer, defroster thermostat, or heater has stopped working.

When it's running, you should feel cold air blowing out of the vents that are in the fridge, otherwise, the 'air tower' (air vent) is blocked with ice.

If you manually defrost the whole thing, and it runs fine for a day or so, then it's not defrosting properly. If you manually turn the defroster timer, and you don't hear the scorching/hissing/gurgling of the defroster working, then that would confirm a fault in the defroster circuits.

Based on the following thread, it's probably a bad defrost thermostat.

http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/sears-kenmore/13766-kenmore-elite-22-bottom-freezer-refrigerator-fridge-not-cooling.html

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Frozen coils in freezer side of fridge/ freezer s/s


had the same problem with mine. found out it was the defroster timer circut board. mine was located in the reffidgerator side underneath the panel where the slide controls are. went to parts store and bought a new one for $35.00. it unplugs and plugs in easy. found out it's a commen problem and happens every couple years or so.

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Water leakage


It is possible that your refrigerator is not defrosting properly. If it has a timer defrost try to turn it slowly clockwise until you hear a click and about one minute you should hear a crackling noise indicating the freezer is in defrost. If the timer does not turn and defrost about every 8 hours I suggest you change the defrost timer. Let me Know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Freezer not defrosting


The reason it is not defrosting is one of three things. First and most likely is that the Defrost Thermestat (aka BiMetal) is open and needs to be replaced, secondly it could be that the defrost timer is bad and lastly the heater can be bad. The bimetal and heater are found behind the back panel in the freezer section. The time is usually located near the controls in the fridge section. I would need you entire model number to tell you exactly where it is. To replace the either part is fairly straight forward. With the full model number I can walk you through the easiest way to test each part.

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Refrigerator on the fritz


The defroster is not working. Ice build up prevents cold air from the freezer chest from blowing into the lower part.

The way the defroster works is this: There is a defrost timer, probably found under the refrigerator at the front, that turns on the defroster three times per day or so. That turns on a heater nested among the freezer coils. It keeps heating until the defrost thermostat gets warm; then it quits defrosting.

I think your defrost timer doesn't turn. You can turn it with a screw driver till you hear a click. Now your ice compartment should be defrosting. With ice buildup it may need lots and lots of defrosting. You might not get cooling back into the lower part for awhile, till the ice buildup melts.

By the preceding, you should know if the defrost timer needs replacing.

If you should need to manually defrost the freezer coils, they are, I think, under the floor of the freezer. To defrost them, I'm told, a hair drier works better than boiling water. The defrost thermostat is in there too, a one inch unit with two wires. It should have no continuity warm, closed circuit frozen. If it has open circuit frozen, that would be your problem.


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