Question about Refrigerators
I understand that you are having a problem with you Kenmore Elite Fridge. You state that the bottom freezer is working fine. However, the top section the fridge is not cooling at all. There are a few possible solutions that can cause this problem lets see if we can not go over them and fix the problem that you are having.
First thing I would check is the evaporator fan. The fan is located at the rear of the top of the freezer section. The fan circulates the air from the freezer thru the evaporator coils and up to the fridge to cool it. You will be able to hear or possibly feel the air circulating in the freezer. If it is not you will need to remove the drawer unit, remove the rear cover panel to access the fan. This will require a 1/4 nut-driver or 1/4 socket and ratchet. The fan will have three wires the only one that has to be put on the same place is the ground (green wire). I have located the evaperator fan at partselect for $36.18 part #2003659, at the following link http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?Inventory=2003659&SourceCode=7&ModelNum=59673502201
The other possibility is the condensor coils are dirty. The coils are located at the bootom of the unit. The collect dust and dirt and should be cleaned twice a year. The things you will want to use to clean it is a long skinny brush and a vaccum with a crevis tool. Brush and **** as much of the dirt as you can from underneath of the unit. This will also help to make you compressor run cooler and last longer, as the unit will be able to remove heat faster.
More than likely the problem is the first one. However, you should still clean your condensor coils as stated above it will help your unit to survive alot longer. If you need in futhure assistance please do not hesitate to post back to this thread I would be more than happy to assit you in any manner that I can.
I have also located you a door switch with a video that you can watch inorder to change it out. This will stop you lights from being on all the time as the switch is no longer closing the circuit. The switch #937, cost $10.35 and is at the follow site with the video http://www.repairclinic.com/Refrigerator-Switch-Parts?s=t-596+73502201+-%3d%3da4c35 the switch at the top of the page with video.
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Posted on Apr 03, 2011
First thing to check......
1.)Open the freezer door....look at the rear panel.....do you see any ice/frost built up on panel?
2.) When the compressor is running do you hear a fan running in the freezer section? The fan will be just behind the rear panel you just checked.
3.) The fan you have checked blows the cold air up into your refrigerator.
here is a link that will show you where the air is suppose to come out of. Part number 16 on the drawing.It is located either in the rear middle of bottom,rear middle on back panel or on the rear upper left hand side of the refrigerator, all three are at the very top shelf area. Where your controls are located.
Click on the link http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-59673502201/0582/0161000/M0307112/00006?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=59673502201
Note part number 18....this is the damper door which opens and closes depending on the temp you have set. When you want colder temps you set your fridge to a colder setting thus telling the door to open wider allowing more cold air to be blown up from the fan in the freezer section. For warmer temps the door will close. Sometimes this door will break and not allow air into the fridge.
Put your hand next to the vent/opening and if the fan in the freezer is running feel for air being blown into the fridge section.
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