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My bottom mount kenmore model 596.7605*701 had a massive ice buildup in the freezer which prevented the refrigerator compartment from working. The freezer was cold, the fridge not cold. I am currently defrosting the freezer. What would cause this from happening? What should I do?

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SOURCE: freezer works fine but no cold air in refrigerator...

Check make sure evapurator fan is blowing and nothing blocking any return vents in refrigeratro side prevent air from recirclating

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

SOURCE: Kenmore refrigerator model 46-66812 ice build up on the bottom shelf of freezer

your drain is blocked and it causes blockage and then ice forms..turn of for 24 hoyrs and it should be alright

Posted on May 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling

Check the damper in the top back of the fresh food section. make sure that it is open and air is coming through it.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

SOURCE: My Beaumark Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Doesn't Work

problem is probably that the evaporator is frozen up preventing circulation of air and the fan is jammed with ice.
remove the back panel inside the freezer. melt off the ice with a hairdryer taking care not to heat up any stats mounted on the pipework.
appliance will now work but this is a temporary repair. you must find out the cause of the ice build-up ie why not defrosting.
for starters, check the defrost heater and the thermal cut-out inseries with it.
let me know how you get on and what you find. make sure the fan is free to rotate.
tresilla

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Evaporator fan stops working due to ice buildup around fan.

you need a drain tube heater.it is like a chain fence tie made from alluminum,you can actually use the fence ties,wrap one side around defrost heater and stick the other side in drain.that will prevent it from happening again

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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