Question about Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
I've got a Kenmoore refrigerator (bottom freezer), 5 yrs old. 2 months ago fridge went warm, but freezer stayed cold. defrosted coils in back of freezer which temporarily solved problem. now every 10 days I have to defrost again. any ideas??
I had one suggestion to turn to whole unit upside down for 30 minutes to clear air in the system. does that sound reasonable?
Totally Unreasonable if you don't mind me saying so. The person who told you that story was thinking of an absorption unit more than likely.
Your proble is related to the defrost system of your refrigerator. There is a timer that automatically starts the defrost. It energizes the heaters that defrost the cooling coil. After the coil reaches a preset temperature a defrost terminator turns the heater off for the remaining time on the timer cycle. You could have a bad timer (stalled) which would not start the defrost. Locate the timer and turn the clutch head screw clockwise very SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. The defrost should take place and will be indicated by water in the drain pan under the refrigerator. If after 25 minutes it does not restart in the cooling mode turn the screw once again to the second click and replace the timer.
If the refrigerator restarts after 18-22 minutes and defrost does not take place your problem is in the heater circuit. Open heater or thermostat (termination switch)
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
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