Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

Question about Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Kenmore fridge exterior is really hot

Just below the freezer above the fridge the part that is between is excessively hot. I have water and ice maker that are not connected and don't intend to....can anybody help before this fridge burns down the house :)

Posted by labiz on

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 87 Answers

It is quite normal for fridge freezers to have what is called a door heater circuit around the freezer compartment to prevent any unwanted ice build ups ( a practice used in commercial systems). I would expect a certain amount of heat in the section described as it normally is the first part of the condenser (hot bit) circuit. As for burning the house down I have only heard of two cabinets (both in labs) that have done this and they were due to what was put in the fridges. If you are concerned though I would suggest you get a tech to check it. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

9helpful
2answers

Water is dripping into the bottom of my fridge. I have cleaned and vacumned the coils. How do I access the drain to see if it is frozen?

Remove the ice maker and back panel in freezer.1/4 inch nut driver to remove screws. there are 3 screws for the ice maker 2 on the back wall and 2 on the bottom panel. Use a hair dryer to melt ice block.All water will flow down into drip pan under fridge. May overflow use a turkey baster to remove water from pan. Pour hot water onto drain until the water flows freely into the pan.
1helpful
1answer

Jen Aire Fridge ice maker fingers are below the

This one you have to take out the ice maker and run hot water from the kitchen sink into the tray to get the ice out. need model number if you want detail explaination how to. or just use a hair dryer that will work to!!! if fingers dont rotate after defrost ice then the gears are stripped, replace ice maker
0helpful
1answer

Kenmore elite fridge, french doors, bottom freezer: water does not come out cold. What should the temperature settings be at (for fridge and freezer)?

Fridge 34-38 degres
Freezer below 29




Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question
5helpful
1answer

Kenmore refrigerator (model 106.78187891) leaking inside

Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.
2helpful
1answer

Kenmore fridge ice maker

This is the ice maker that is the problem. The ice maker is controlled by an electric solenoid valve in the rear of the frig. Over time they have a tendency to become corroded by the chemicals in the water and will cause undesired operation of the components. Hope this helps. Good luck.
0helpful
1answer

Ice build up on freezer floor.

Hi, If ice is building in the freezer, you have a defrost drain hole plugged. Unplug the Fridge and then remove the rear panel off the freezer. There you will find ice built up in rain. Remove the ice (hair dryer works best). Once the ice is gone, you need to make sure the drain hole is open all the way. A baisting serringe with hot water works really well.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can assist you further. Please rate my answer so I know how I am doing.

Thanks
Vic
0helpful
1answer

Ice maker hasn't worked in years. A couple of days ago food below the ice maker was thawed. Today I felt that the ice maker was hot to the touch. Is there anyway to disengage the power to the ice make

Yes you will need to take the screws that mount the Ice maker to the side of the freezer and unplug the cable plug that is hidden behind the back of ice maker. The only time that element is needed to become hot is the moments before the ice maker drops ice. Thanks, Sea Breeze
0helpful
1answer

Fridge freezer over heating and is not cooling fridge section

It is normal for the middle strip to be hot. Did you check the temp setting in the fridge section?
Also - you might check for blockage in the bottom. Excessive dirt/dog hair can block the air flow.
Good luck
0helpful
1answer

Kenmore ice maker

If the ice ejector (the plastic part) is pointed down and not pointed between 10 and 3 o' clock the ice maker motor has failed or somethin is binding. Replacing the ice maker is probably the best bet.
Not finding what you are looking for?

125 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Refrigerators Experts

Dennis

Level 1 Expert

7 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6478 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85240 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...