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Freezer/fridge won't get cold enough

Last week my side by side completely went warm...except the back of the freezer had a thick ice layer....lost everything!!!! I figured it was because I had the freezer totally packed. After emptying both sides, cleaning the coils and defrosting the ice from the freezer, it seemed like everything was going great. The ice maker started making ice again, and everything seemed to be getting cooler....but the controls are on the coldest setting and the freezer barely keeps ice cream frozen, and the milk in the fridge feels luke!!!!!

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  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    Same problem - freezer/fridge warmed up over a few days and wouldn't cool properly. Defrosted evaporator coils and cooling capability returns. Is this a bi-metal switch problem or a control board problem?

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    freezer runs constantly and fridge does not get cold

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    freezer won't keeps things frozen. Fridge side OK

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    We had the exact same problem at least three times. The repair man was at our house today and told us that it can't be fixed and we should by a new one. He said the condenser is bad on it.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    Kenmore model 5052201 stopped cooling/freezing all at once.

    Thinking it is the relay as the compressor comes on then stops.

    But it may be the compressor.

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    This is getting on my nerves

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    ice melting in the freezer and frozen food warming

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Its started defrosting it self yesterday and it got cleaned out today but is not getting cold and the ice maker stop working a couple of years ago. What do we do?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    freezer covered in ice an everything else is defrosting

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    ice cream is not frozen in the freezer and everything is freezing in the fridge.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    ice on the back of freezer and fridge does not get that cold.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Nofrost system iced up, seems to be bent now I have defrosted as drawer will not close properly and fridge stays warm



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Madezmom, you have a defrost issue. If your model starts with 106 you more than likley have a bad defrost bi-metal, I will attach a picture of bad one. This sits on the evaporator in the freezer section behind the panel. You will have to remove the shelves and remove the back panel. Defrost the evaporator completely. The part number for the bi-metal is 2196155. See if yours is bulged like the one in the attached photo. If so, that's your back.

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Check and see if there is any aire getting into the fridge section at the top back left hand side..if cold air is getting in then fan circulation system is operating ok..I think your fan is not working though. Had same pronblem.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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    shannon harper Oct 16, 2013

    this may be th issue that I thought was the problem, I do not feel any air blowing, so its probly full of gnats in that part.



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