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Hot fridge - cold freezer

I've turned the defrost timer and it works. The freezer thaws and it gets cold again in the fridge. But after a couple of days it gets hot again in the fridge. What do you think is the problem???

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  • RRMike Aug 05, 2008

    I've got the same problem. bottom freezer Kenmoore, freezes every 10-14 days, leaving fridge warm, and needs to be defrosted with a hair dryer. tried turning defrost timer one click, didn't change anything. I just posted again, I'll let you know if find final solution.

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Hi. I reccommend you replace the defrost timer and bimetal thermostat. The bimetal thermostat is located on the evaporator coil. The bimetal thermostat is the most common failure. Good luck, Mack

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