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Fridge warm, freezer is cold

My bottom freezer Kenmoore refrigerator has repeatedly failed (5x) in the last 2 months. the freezer stays cold, the fridge is warm. lots of ice build-up on the back wall of the freezer which is blocking cold air from getting to the fridge. once defrosted, both work fine consistently for 10 days, the ice build-up once again. this is the 5th time I've defrosted. what am I missing?

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  • RRMike Jul 14, 2008

    Why would the unit work fine for 5 years then suddenly start breaking down, if there was air in the system as you describe?

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First off all i type so fast that my spelling is junk! so bear with me. now most tec's will recomend that you defrost the unit. uhh uhhh . the fact of the mater is you have air in the lines they hope that the air due to defrost will settle to the bottom, well we both know that air always goes where! lol to the top. lol. this is crazy but this is somthing they dont want you to know . see when you take the unit in to get repiared they (a corse when you leave) will flipp the unit up side down fore about 30 min to get those air molicles to te top . then quickly flipping it back up plugging it in just to get the compresser to kick in thuss leving the air at the bottom . doing this properly and susksefly will fix the problem. see when this unit was made was upside down. lol. you dident know this right. well every 100 unit is tested . lol they have to flip it up right when it passes the test. so what do they do . flip it back down. lol . before it leaves the back door its flipped back up agin.lol . to make a long story short you have one of those 100 units lol. its ok i just armed you with the key to the lock.

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  • Dwaine Morris Jul 16, 2008

    Air will slowly seep. The compressor will break up air in to tinny particles (over time these particles come to together forming larger ones.)

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