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I have only got 160 volts on the circulation fan .Therefor not cooling and build up of ice on evap, need schematic to trace where fault is.

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Kenmoore elite 106.57706701 fridge and freezer

is there ice build up on back wall of freezer? if so evap coils are iced up and fan cannot flow air across them due to ice build up.
remove back wall and hair dryer them free if the ice start up fridge and see if it cools if it does bad defrost cycle, if not compressor or condenser fan bad

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Fridge not cooling

Check to see if your evap in the rear of the freezer is icing up. I had the same concern a month ago. My evap fan( one in the freezer) went out and ice formed in the freezer becuuase of no air flow. The fan you hear running in the freezer also supplies flow to the firdge section through a "dma\\ampner" If your freezer is cold but fridge section is not I would check for a blocked section(blocked with ice build up) where the flow of cold air to fridge section is restricted. I would use your model number and go to and search for your fridge with your model number. This will give you a parts, mounting and routints breka down of your fridge and you will have a better idea what your dealing with.

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The freezer is working but the refrigerator is not getting cold


Possible faults causing the problem are either a frozen damper fan blades, broken damper motor or a defective defrost system.

If there is no air circulation then problem is likely frozen fan blades, less commonly faulty damper motor. The defrost system may still be responsible, as this fault is often confused with air circulation problem (see below).

If the fault is given by frozen fan blades you will get rid of the problem by simply performing a full defrost (leave unit off overnight).

If the problem is the defrost system, a defrost may temporarily fix the problem, but the fridge will stop cooling again as soon as ice build up comes back, usually after days or weeks from defrost.

The function of the defrost system, located at the back of the freezer firewall, is to prevent condenser coils at the back of the fridge from cooling down and icing up. When the defrost system is defective you get poor cooling, particularly in the fridge section.

You can test if the problem is the defrost system by leaving the unit disconnected or off for 24 or 48 hours.

As said, if problem was the defrost system, then the problem will disappear after full defrost, to come back in a couple of weeks.

Other problems that can cause insufficient cooling are compressor problems, refrigerant leaks, and depending on the model, electronic control faults.

Start doing a defrost for 12 or 24 hours. Cross fingers and hope that the problem was fan blades frozen. You can follow the general troubleshooting illustrated here (the article refers to a different fridge, a Whirpool built Kenmore model, things are not too different on your Model): Kenmore side by side...

You can find parts and diagrams for most models using the link below:

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Refrigerator not cooling - temperature holding @ 50 degrees

check the evap fan in the freezer compartment when the unit is in a cooling mode.if you do not hear the fan running it needs to be replaced or possibly remounted. aslo check for excessive ice build up the would prevent the air to circulate into the fridge might have a problem with the defrost timer,or sensor.

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Refrgerator is not cooling

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I have some stuff for you to read hope this helps you.
Cooling is poor For an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas: Evaporator coils Condenser Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt. Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets. The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited. Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system: The defrost timer The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch) The defrost heater If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem Thank you for writing to fix ya.
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Refrigerator side is not cool, although setting is same as always (4) I changed setting to 5, but after 12 hours, it is not cooler. Freezer side is working properly. I checked to be sure air vents are...

There are a couple to possibilities.  Either the Evaporator coil is iced over or the fan is not circulating air.  All of the cold air comes from the freezer if no air circulates the refigerator will not get cold.  check to see if the evap coil is frozen over.  If it is deforst it with a hair dryer.  for continuity with an ohm meter if it is open replace the heater if not check the defrost thermostat.  If it is open replace it.  If not replace either the defrost board of the defrost timer depending on which it has.  If it is the fan not working check for voltage going to the fan.  If you don't have any replace the defrost timer

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Not circulating air

You will need to have your door gasket seals inspected and possibly replaced.

Then you might want to check behind the back cover of your freezer and look for ice build up and excess frost on your evap coils - this indicates seld defrosting problems - and the symptoms are functioning compressor and evap fan but air is not cool enough - Once you manually defrost those with a dryer and let your unit cool for a few hours, if it comes back to normal you know you have a defrost problem and will need to have your control board / defrost components checked.

Also - you might want to have them check your damper system it might be shut or not opening to let the air from your freezer in your refrigerator. (if applicable)

Oct 02, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Not cooling due to non frost system not working properly, its fan stop from frozen ice.

you probley need a heater element on the evap.. this causes ice build up on evap and will not cool......

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Kenmore freezer and fridge is not cold - not frost build up - compress anf fans are all running

You need a qualified technician for this problem.
- Your unit may have leaking try to check for oil traces.
- The system maybe restricted, system reprocess is needed for this unit.
- If the unit is no frost try to check if there is an air circulation inside the unit. If no air is present then check your fan motor inside.

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