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It could be the defrost-limit thermostat (bi-metal), or a bad temperature-conrol (cold-control) thermostat.

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To have the model number would be very helpful to give you the correct information.

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There are two handle styles for the Kenmore Ultra Fresh refrigerators available around the time of the model, 106.55539400. On one handle style, you need to remove trim pieces to access the part of the handle where it is attached to the door of the refrigerator. In turn, apply firm pressure on each trim piece and push it away from the handle. (Push the top trim piece up and the bottom one down.) For the other style, the handle locks into shoulder pieces that are attached to the door. Again use firm pressure on the handle; hold it in the middle of the handle. Push the handle up until it clears these shoulders. Then determine the correct screwdriver tip to use to tighten these screws. See page 7 of the manual, https://www.searspartsdirect.com/manual/25o0qstrl6-000582/kenmore-10655539400-side-by-side-refrigerator , for pictures of these handles. On some more recent refrigerators, you will need to use an Allan wrench to tighten set screws to the hardware shoulders on the door. There will be a small opening on either end of the handle for the Allen wrench to be pushed into contact with the screw.

Please add a comment with the model of your refrigerator for specifics about the handle for your unit. I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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All have a pan located under the evaporator core. The drain hole is located at the lowest point in the pan.
Occasionally the hole will freeze up with ice and not flow.
Defrost the fridge for two days and this will usually open the tube. Use care when working with electrical appliances.

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Is there a fan in the refrigerator which draws cold air from freezer. If so is fan working, if fan not working may be faulty fan or thermostat. May also be blocked duct from freezer to refrigerator, only there if fan is used as above.

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Thermistors input temperatures to the control boards. Thermistors may have a 2k Ohms value at 70° F, a service manual or guide, or look up part number for replacing any thermistor out of range.

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This unit is too new to have a defrost timer. The defrost control is integraed into this board on this model.

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There are two temperature sensors (one in the refrigerator and one in the freezer). The refrigerator sensor is near the front of the compartment on the right side below the door switch and above the slides for the drawers. The freezer's refrigerator temperature sensor is on the left near the top of the compartment. See the two liner diagrams on the page linked below. To change the temperature, press and hold the Temperature button on the LCD panel for 3 seconds. The display should read the current temperature set point and Refrigerator. Use the Acceler-Ice button to lower the temperature in the fridge. Press the Lock button to raise the temperature in the refrigerator compartment. Press Temperature again to see the Freezer set-point and adjust it as above. Note: the temperature in each part of the unit depends on air circulating from the freezer into the refrigerator. Make sure that the vents aren't blocked. Wait 24 hours after adjusting the temperature set points for the unit to reach equilibrium before deciding if the set point should be adjusted further.

Sears Parts Direct has the parts diagrams for the 106.51139210 here: https://www.searspartsdirect.com/model/4lfq9qfxpx-000582/kenmore-10651139210-side-by-side-refrigerator-parts . This page also has a link to the owner's manual for the side-by-side refrigerator, https://c.searspartsdirect.com/mmh/pd_download/lis_pdf/OWNM/1302214L.pdf . See page 15 of the manual for the information on setting the temperature set-points.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Some do have a diagnostic mode and some do not. Each model is different and we really need to have a model# to help troubleshoot any issues. You also did not say what the issue is?

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Depends upon your skill and experience in making electrical repairs.

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