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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


As it still seems to be operating normally, the water is probably from the defrost drain - either the evaporation tray has become displaced from the position atop of the motor unit, the drain hose is no longer dripping water into the tray or the drain hose has become detached from the drain and the water is running between the cabinet skins saturating the insulation, which is bad...

Kenmore... | Answered on Jul 09, 2020


Might try contacting Sears in the United States or Canada to see if they can assist in any way:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/556712/Kenmore-253-4474.html?page=21#manual

Kenmore... | Answered on Jun 27, 2020


If the freezer is located above the fridge, the air from the freezer drops into the fridge to create the cooling in the fridge. So what I would look for is a blocked vent from the freezer to the fridge, which is usually located on the top and or back of the fridge inside of cores. You can get a frost or ice build up in there and block the air flow to the fridge, that is usuall the problem. I would also heck the dial for temp control in the fridge, I know my kids have changed it before on me.

Kenmore... | Answered on Jun 13, 2020


I cannot locate any model number with what you have provided. Schematics for boards in appliances are very difficult to obtain. They are proprietary. You may end up having to test each component with test equipment. There are several type of test gear that you may need.

Kenmore... | Answered on Apr 19, 2020


Hello larry! You can clean the drain right inside of your freezer.
Here's some video tutorial on how to clean from above .




https://youtu.be/Pc5He1bImUQ

Kenmore... | Answered on Apr 13, 2020

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