20 Most Recent Kenmore 74172 / 74174 / 74179 Top Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers


Do you mean the ice cubes are too large to be individual cubes and come out as a lump? The water is filled by a timed fill so if the fill solenoid stays open a little and drips water into the cube tray it will have more water than normal. I guess I'm not sure if you mean the ice cubes are stuck together in the tray or are they sticking together in the holding bin area?

Kenmore 74172 /... | Answered on Dec 24, 2013


what it is the heater that goes on the ice maker tray is not working properly. Possibly the contact are not making a good cotact or not coming on correctly.

Kenmore 74172 /... | Answered on Aug 06, 2009


YOU NEED A REPAIRMAN TO FIX IT

Kenmore... | Answered on Nov 14, 2020


Sounds like the freezer drain is stopped up. Clear the ice with a hair dryer, find the drain hole, clear it compressed air.

Kenmore... | Answered on Oct 17, 2020


It could be because the door is open.
mostly the fan motor does not run then so try closing he door well. There are numerous reasons, It could also be caused by frozen evaporator coils, leaky refrigerator hoses, a heavy crowded freezer, a broken or malfunctioning thermostat or a clogged defrost drain.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 19, 2020


Have you checked the air passage ways from the freezer to the main box. They may be blocked with ice or they could be blocked with items covering them up. Are your cold controls set so that freezer air is directed into the box? It is possible that they maybe set to keep all the cold air in the freezer if that is set to coldest for the freezer, When the controls are adjusted it can take up to 24 hours to really see a difference. There is also a vane type of control operated by a small motor to direct the air from the freezer to the box on some models that may have failed.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 13, 2020


Make sure that the condenser is clean and that the fan turns freely. Look for plastic bags block the air from the condenser.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 05, 2020


Try this site for your manual.
http://www.manualsonline.com/

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 04, 2020


When that happens the cause is often a blocked defrost drain.

After each cooling cycle a panel heater is switched on for a short time to melt the ice that has formed over the evaporator and the resulting water droplets are channeled into a drain that dispenses them into an evaporation tray attached to the motor/compressor unit.

A flexible curtain wire is what I use to clear the drain.

Kenmore... | Answered on Aug 11, 2020


No particular number as the ideal thermostat setting will vary depending on the age/efficiency of the appliance and the ambient temperature.

A midpoint setting would usually plunge the cabinet temperature well below freezing and guidance from the thermometer will allow you to fine tune to the correct temperature of minus 27 C over a period of a few days.

As your freezer unexpectedly defrosted, it has probably developed a fault...

Kenmore... | Answered on Aug 09, 2020

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