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Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refridgerator

My fridge will not cool. The freezer cools fine but the digital display to adjust the temp for both the fridge and freezer does not work. When I plug it in the fridge stays ambient temp while the freezer goes down to 3 degrees. I did replace the circuit board that sits inside of the digital display unit.

kenmoore model 76523 , ss bottom freezer. this unit is about 2 years old. suddenly the refrigerator completely stopped cooling but the freezer is fine, the lights work correctly but the digital display does not change temp control on any settings. I disconnected the power for an hour, i was then able to change all control settings but the refrigerator still not working. then after an hour the controls would not adjust anymore only display numbers and temp. would alarm .note; the freezer works but unable to adjust freezer controler. temp. did show as freezer cooling.all coils are frost free and clean.
any suggestions?

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  • ealves Feb 24, 2008

    It must be an end of life issue my Kenmore Elite just did the same thing yesterday. I am trying to figure out what it is myself

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    mine just did the same thing. looks like they got us again. time for a new one. freezer works, refer wont cool.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    I am experiencing the very same problem. My fridge is about 1.5 yrs old. Very frustrating. I have unplugged and replugged (my version of reboot) :) it

    appeared that it was going to work as we could then use the control panel but that ended quickly and the temp never did get cooler.

  • MNRick Apr 05, 2008

    This must be a Kenmoore brothers Refrig is kaput as of yesterday, freezer works but not the refrig and when attempting to run the service test's the control board will not work/respond as well. What gives?

    Is there any way I can get a positive responce from the control board without getting out my A.E.D and jump starting this darn thing??


  • tdsippy Apr 16, 2008

    kenmore elite trio 76523 top not working bottom is fine. Controls light up but will not respond to attempted changes. I turned the unit off for 1 hour but this did not help. I let it stay on during the night but this did not change anything. I can not get the control to work at all.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    The display unit is at 40% and will not adjust and therefore this is going to cause everything to defrost.... please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Fridge part not cooling, Freezer good holds temp, but some ice even though Frost Free, Every thing at back of unit nice clean and fans at back and in freezer are working. Please help to solve this problem Thanks



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I just went through this with my refridgerator and actually posted one of the questions. Here is what I found ........

In the freezer compartment behind the panel there is an evaporator fan which pulls cold air from the freezer and pushes it up into the refrridgerator compartment. If the fan is not working it is one of three things.. 1) there is so much frost in the fan area the fan blade is stopped and cannot push the cold air into the refridgerator compartment or the air channel is blocked. 2) there is no electricity going to the fan (usually tied to the door switch of the refirdgerator compartment, and 3) the motor is dead and will have to be replaced.

Solution to #1 - defrost but there is another problem in the "frost-free" part of the system which must be addressed or the frost will return and it will happen again in the future.

Solution #2 - check to see there is power to the fan. (most are 110VAC but some are 100VDC. Use a meter and check)

Solution #3 - If there is power, the motor is dead. Replace the motor. Be aware that AC and DC motors are different and replace per manufacture's specifications.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008


I have the same problem with my. The bottom is cold and the top is hot...
Same issue with the digital control panel..
Going crazy here,
This fridge is about 1.5 years old also..

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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Repair sercice coming out tues. will post results

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    Sears came out and replaced the fan. Apparently it's a common problem. There was a little bit of frost on the back of the freezer, but everything else was still frozen. Guess just a matter of time before that defrosted. Anyway, $200. later it's fixed. Hope it helps!


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