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Refrigerator not cooling-model # 596.79272993

I have a refrigerator model # 596.7922993 that the freezer is working fine, but the refrigerator portion is not cooling. Thermostat in fridge is reading 72'. could my problem be the evaporator fan motor as I have read others are experiencing? if so, where do I find its location?

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  • lewisll Aug 28, 2008

    Mod # 596.76522500 freezer is work and Refrig is not. Where is the evaporator fan located?

  • txecurtis Dec 23, 2008

    i have the same problem

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I've had this happen to my Kenmore 73503 several times. The 1st time took me a few hours to figure out what the problem was.

Basically the fridge is cooled from the freezer, so when you say your freezer is -2 degrees, it's a big tip off to the problem.

If you look very close in the freezer compartment at the back, you'll notice an opening with a little door at the top of the freezer compartment. This opening extends up the inside of the back of the fridge to the top of the fridge area via a square plastic tube.

Basically what happens in my fridge is the family loads the freezer to high especially at the top/back. This restricts or closes off the opening for the cold air to the fridge portion of the appliance ....resulting in a warm fridge, but cold freezer. Just remove the articles at the back of the freezer to correct problem. (It will take a few hours for the cold air to cool the fridge down)

Note: the temperature control unit in the fridge area controls the little door at the top of the freezer compartment, so if you haven't blocked off the opening, the next place to look would be either at the mechanical parts of the little door or the temperature control unit itself in the fridge

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

Techsim
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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

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SOURCE: Freezer is fine. Fridgerator portion does not cool .

The most likely cause is a bad evaperator fan motor. It is mounted in the freezer section. It blows the air up to the ref section. Open the freezer door and listen to see if you hear any fan noise.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: the refrigerator is not cold only cool.

The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. The ice may have also stopped up this opening blocking the air flow.Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

heatman101
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SOURCE: Bottom Freezer is cold top Refrigerator not

Hi,
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heatman101

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore 596.72913200 refrigerator cold, freezer cold but not freezing

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