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Refrigerator not working

I have a Kenmore model 55471 that has quit operating properly. The freezer portion freezes near one shelf, keeping the rest of the freezer cool, but the refrigerator portion does not cool at all.

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  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    refrigerator or freezer is not getting cold, fan is working

  • dooz127 Sep 25, 2008

    the vent between the freezer and refrigerator keeps freezing so no cool air from the freezer flows to the refrigerator. we clear out the ice but the vent freezes again within a week.

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Sounds like the fan that circulates cold air from freezer to refrigerator is not working. May just need replacing. Check out RepairClinic.com, appliancepartspros.com or YouTube.com for how to.

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Hello dooz127,
You have a coolant leak some where.

How old is your fridge?

huuum,happy to assist you!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM


Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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