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The unit both freezer and refrigator shut down totally - the only thing that works are the lights.

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VANMAN69
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SOURCE: freezer works ok.refrigerator temp varies from 39 deg.to 60 deg.

check to see if there is frost in the back of the freezer if so you have a defrost prob..

Posted on Jun 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite refrigator side by side Model # 10655602400

Boomdog, the problem with your fridge is the temperature control board (where you adjust temps at in the fridge section). I serviced one of these just this week for the same problem! It's working fine now. They'll need to bring a control board with them to finish this job. The part number for it is #8201659. Be glad you won't have to fork over the cash to buy it, the retail cost is ~$165.00. Unfortunately, all of my vendors tell me this board is a factory backorder item. Maybe Sears will have it, maybe not. Also, after the repair is complete, please connect your computer controlled appliance up to a quality surge suppression/arrestor device. We highly recommend this one... http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=124911

Posted on Aug 11, 2007

SOURCE: side-by-side kenmore coldspot is warm

I would unplug ref. clean the condenser coil, install a 3n1 start relay on the compressor.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

jumptrout51
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SOURCE: kenmore refrigerator will not shut down,,0 deg. freezer 39 refrig

Replace the defrost heater and thermostat in the freezer compartment.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: side by side, freezer hot, refrig. hot

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Posted on May 25, 2009

woodchuck789
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SOURCE: model 596 50392001 side by side panel between

This is uaually caused by the condenser fan not running. It's underneath the fridge behind the cardboard backing. Should be running when compressor motor is.
Could be caused by ice buildup on coils behind the back cover inside the freezer. This would be an auto defrost problem.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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