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Kenmore Fridge randomly shuts off no cooling/lights couple times a week. Can fix it by opening fridge & waiting about 5 seconds, everything will come back on and begins to cool. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: KENMORE MODEL 596 BOTTOM FREEZER, FRIDGE NOT COOLING

first off unplug ref and melt the ice with a blow dryer.then check your defrost circuit,it is easier to check with the ice gone.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: KENMORE MODEL 596 BOTTOM FREEZER, FRIDGE NOT COOLING

The freezer will stay cold because a small amount of cold air will be forced through the frost but that will not be enough to make it up to the refrigerator portion. You can defrost the unit by removing the metal panel and allowing the frost to melt. Careful use of a hairdryer can speed up this process. This will likely be a temporary fix. The root cause of excessive frost can be caused by a bad door seal or a defective defrost circuit.

First check that the door seal is good by closing the door on a dollar bill at several points around the door, both on the freezer and refidgerator door. If you can pull the bill out with no resistance, the door is not making a good seal. Inspect the seal and make sure there isn't anything stopping the door from closing such as food, or a shelf not pushed in all the way.

If the door seal is good, the defrost system is likely defective. The defrost system has three main parts, the defrost heater, thermostat, and timer. None of these parts are particularly expensive, or difficult to replace you feel comfortable with repairing it yourself. If you can troubleshoot this by manually starting the defrost cycle. Let me know if you would like this procedure.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Newer kenmore elite trio refridgerator not cooling

The repair person came and in my case it was a start capacitator connected to the compressor. When he replaced the start capacitator the compressor came on immediately and started working. The charge $ 240 (Flat Rate) for the fix. The repair person told me its a universal start capacitator which I found online for $29. Worth trying to fix yourself before paying $240 if your a handy person.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Trio Refrigerator not cooling

No, it is not a failed condenser. You need to see if the compressor is running though. When it runs you shaould have a fan in the freezer running, a fan underneath the fridge running, and the compressor should be running. I would be willing to bet that either the compressor is bad, or the start relay on the compressor.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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Hellocdbowling
welcome to fixya

You said,
It has been making a buzzing sound the past couple of days like something is trying to turn on but then just clicks off. This mornign everything in freezer is completely thawed and the fridge side is not very cold either. What is going on???

Do not wait to call service .
Before your food is all ruined.
You may need to find the leak and replace the a shot of coolant that may have leaked out!
But be ready for anything if you let it go with that buzzing sound for a long time with out correcting it!

If it sounds wrong, it is!
Next time follow your feeling and act. Don't wait!
I am sorry I am not able to be there hands on.

Thank You for asking us for our advice.
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