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Refrigerator and Freezer Stopped/Reduced Cooling

I have a Kenmore Side by Side. The freezer has stopped cooling and the ice has melted completely (I cam home to find the bottom of the freezer full of water). Ice is no longer being made (obviously), but there is a little cool air on the freezer side. On the refrigerator side, the air is still somewhat cool but much less so than normal and not enough to properly cool the contents to keep them fresh. The motor and fan seem to still be running, its just not cooling/freezing any longer.

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Same sympthoms started over last night.

    I unplugged it for 15 minutes and nothing.

    This sucks,

    I don't want to call sears and have them charge me $500 to tell me its broken.

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Same !!!!

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SOURCE: Refrigerator not cooling

You will have to let it run for a while, then take the interior back cover off the freezer side to look at the frost pattern on the coils. There should be a nice even white frost on them all, if there is a solid block of ice the defrost cycle isn't working and if there is not much frost but a few inches then you likely have a sealed system leak (no more refrigerant). There can be other issues like the compressor start device not working or the temp control failed, etc. so we will have to go back and forth to do more troubleshooting. Repost with more info when you have it.

Posted on Jan 31, 2007

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My boyfriend is in the process of fixing my fridge.  There was ALOT of ice on the back of the inside of freezer and it made it to where the fan wouldnt work.  He is replacing the fan which is super easy  email me at kandj1274@yahoo.com if you need any more help

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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PLEASE DISREGUARD GUEST FIXYA SOLUTION,FREEZER PROBLEM PROCEDURE IF NOT DEGITAL,FIRST CHECK IF ICE ON BACK FREEZER WALL. STEPS-FIND DEFROST TIMER,BOTTOM FRONT ,BOTTOM BACK, INSIDE FRIG.ON CONSOLE,LISTEN TO SEE IF FAN IS RUNNING IF SO TURN THE DEFROST TIMER CLOCKWISE TILL YOU HEAR A CLICK SEE IF FAN TURNED OFF IF SO YOUR FREEZER IS IN DEFROST,FREEZER WILL COME OUT OF DEFROST IN 20-30 MINUTES IF IT DOES AND THE FAN COMES ON YOU HAVE ELIMINATED DEFROST TIMER&FAN,NEXT REMOVE BACK PANEL TO FREEZER IF THERE IS ICE FORMING REMOVE BOTH LEADS TO HEAT AND CHECK WITH VOLT METER ON OMES,IF YOU GET ANY READING THE HEATER IS GOOD,IF NO READING REPLACE HEATER AND CLIPON TEMINATOR,IF HEATER IS GOOD DEFROST COILS WITH HAIR DRYER TOP TO BOTTOM AND THIS WILL ALSO CLEAR THE DRAIN,IF EVERYTHING CHECK OUT GOOD DEFROST TIMER ,FAN ,HEATER, DRAIN, YOU NEED ONLY TO REPLACE THE LITTLE ROUND CLIP ON TERMANATOR,LET ME KNOW-MIKE

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore coldspot side by side- not cooling properly

Setting it to 5 is what the manufacturer recommends. If you set it to 1 and the frig is still not cold, then you probably have a faulty cold control (thermostat)
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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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You are probably storing items too close to the top shelf of the freezer, stopping circulation.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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