Model #10644252401 KENMORE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Freezer too cold when temperature controller is set at 1 10644252401 Kenmore Side by side refrigerator

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Thank you for question. I would suggest you first check for any frost build up on the rear freezer panel on the inside where the vents are. A defrost problem will allow the ice to build up over the coils and block air circulation. The evaporator fan must be working to circulate the air through the unit. Check the condenser fan in the rear of the unit. Also check the condenser coils. The condenser can be clogged with lint or other debris preventing the condenser from working correctly. The condenser should be hot to the touch. If the condenser is not hot then there may be a Freon leak.

Snowy frost on packages at the top of the freezer compartment could be caused by an air leak into the cabinet. Check the ice dispenser chute door. Make sure that it is closing properly. If warm moist air gets into the cabinet from that opening, then it could cause the problem that you are describing.

Check the freezer door gasket to see if it is sealing properly. If you close the door on a dollar bill and then pull the bill out of the door, you should feel some resistance. If that door gasket is damaged or the gasket has gaps then that situation will need to be repaired.

Once it has been determined what part is needed go to www.SearsPartsDirect.com. Defrost timer PART NUMBER: 2188159

If you decide to do the repair, please reply to this post with your findings.

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dtova00 -
Sears Technician
August 15, 2013
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Thank you for question. I would suggest you first check for any frost build up on the rear freezer panel on the inside where the vents are. A defrost problem will allow the ice to build up over the coils and block air circulation. The evaporator fan must be working to circulate the air through the unit. Check the condenser fan in the rear of the unit. Also check the condenser coils. The condenser can be clogged with lint or other debris preventing the condenser from working correctly. The condenser should be hot to the touch. If the condenser is not hot then there may be a freon leak.

Snowy frost on packages at the top of the freezer compartment could be caused by an air leak into the cabinet. Check the ice dispenser chute door. Make sure that it is closing properly. If warm moist air gets into the cabinet from that opening, then it could cause the problem that you are describing.

Check the freezer door gasket to see if it is sealing properly. If you close the door on a dollar bill and then pull the bill out of the door, you should feel some resistance. If that door gasket is damaged or the gasket has gaps then that situation will need to be repaired.

Once it has been determined what part is needed go to www.SearsPartsDirect.com. Defrost timer PART NUMBER: 2188159

If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, please click on the link to schedule service: Sears Home Services. Click on "Get Started" and follow the directions, click on the red "NEXT" button to continue. I hope this helps. Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

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dtova00 -
Sears Technician
August 12, 2013
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Dear dtova00: Thank you so much for your detailed response. I checked the refrigerator in the past two days for more symptoms. The evaporator fan and the condenser coils all seem working properly. In fact, the temperature in the freezer it too low: as low as -20F (or -35C), possibly this is why the refrigerator works very long time and only stops a few minutes in between. What is the problem for this? Many thanks

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Ping -
August 12, 2013
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Thank you for your question. The timer on this model is a defrost control board see image below. If nothing at all is running, disconnect the power for 30 seconds and then reconnect it. This will reset the board. If the unit starts running now, the defrost timer will need to be replaced. I also included the thermostat in the second image below. This can be tested with a multimeter to see if it needs replace. If you would like to advance the defrost timer into a defrost cycle, the following must be done in the only in the order listed.

  1. Disconnect the power
  2. Turn the thermostat off and leave it off (temperature control)
  3. Reconnect the power


After a few minutes, if you can hear a sizzling sound inside the freezer, it means the heating element is on. In this case, the board will also need to be replaced. See if you can hear it click twice that would indicates a possible bi-metal failure. If you could verify that both the heating element and bi-metal are both ok and if the heating element is coming on when you activate this test, it means the ADC board has failed. Depending on what type of problem you're having, the thermostat will not cause a problem with the defrost system. If it's not defrosting and the heating element is not working when this test is done, disconnect the power and remove the back panel in the freezer, to access the heating element and bi-metal. Now, this test and these checks need to be done when the coil is frosted up or it will not work. If the coil is frosted, disconnect the heating element wires and bi-metal wires. Check the resistance of the heater and if you get any reading, it will indicate the element is ok. When checking the bi-metal, it should read all zeros. The bi-metal has to be very cold when making this check. If there is no reading at all, the bi-metal will need to be replaced. Take a picture of the part before you remove it. This will help you install the new part once it has been determined.

You can view a diagram of your parts and order your parts at www.SearsPartsDirect.com

If you have anymore questions or concerns reply to this post

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dtova00 -
Sears Technician
August 13, 2013
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Dear dtova00: Thank you sooooo much for the very detailed analysis. I will do these checks following your instructions and hopefully the problem can be solved. I will keep you posted with the result. Many thanks again

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Ping -
August 13, 2013
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Thanks dtova00, last night I went through the first step of your instructions, however, I disconnect the power for 2 hours instead (because I wanted to increase from under -20F to above -20F) and then reconnected the power. The unit didn´┐Ż??t start running immediately, the defrost system started working, and I was able to see defrosted water drip from the pipe to the tray under the refrigerator. I think it means that the defrost timer is OK. When the defrost system stopped working, the unit started running for 40 minutes, then stopped 10 minutes. During this time, the thermometer showed that the temperature in the freezer was -10F. After that, the unit ran for 12 minutes and then stop 10 minutes . After 15 hours, the freezer temperature dropped from -10F to -16F, with the temperature controller level still set at 1. Should I go the second step to test defrost thermostat?

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Ping -
August 14, 2013
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Thank you Ping. The thermostat and the defrost timer really need to be tested. You have done all the checks now you need to do the ohms or electrical tests. If you are unsure allow our Blue Crew to assist you at 1-800-469-4663.

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dtova00 -
Sears Technician
August 15, 2013
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Q:

Need cubic feet and dimensions of the 2 refrigerator's we have: 253-44383400 (kenmore elite side-by-side) & 106-44252401 (kenmore side-by-side).

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Its important to know the feet and dimensions on your Refrigerator in case you would like to move it to a different place. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, a suggestion I have is to visit Sears Parts Direct website to speak with a Sears associate to find out the dimensions. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
March 05, 2012
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Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife.com. The 253.44383400 refrigerator is 23 cubic feet. It's 69 5/16 inches high with the hinge, 26 7/8 inches deep, and 35 5/8 inches wide. The 106.44252401 is 22 cubic feet. It's 66 3/4 inches high with hinge, 31 3/8 inches deep, and 32 3/4 inches wide.

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance.

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Jonathan B -
Sears Technician
March 05, 2012
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Kenmore refrigerator stopped cooling

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Something that will have this kind of troubleshooting information is your owners manual. If you do not have yours, a handy thing about the Manage My Life website, is you can go onto the top of the Manage My Life website and click on the tab button then insert your model number into the search box. I have attached a link below so you can view. I hope the link that I have provided you is useful.

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Alina F. -
November 27, 2010
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I have the same problem Chris has, I`m trying to find out where to start looking for the defective part

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Clayton -
November 28, 2010
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I have a Kenmore side by side modle# 106.44252401

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Clayton -
November 28, 2010
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Chris: A failed start device could be causing this problem. It would probably be worth it to replace the start device to see if this fixes your problem. If the original production compressor is still in the refrigerator, then the replacement start device is a kit (part number 8201786). You can order this kit from the Sears PartsDirect website. It costs about $60. It will come with instructions. Here is a direct link for that kit: Start-dev .

Be sure that you have the refrigerator unplugged when accessing internal components.

If the compressor is locked up, replacing this device will not fix the problem that you are having with the refrigerator. It is probably worth the risk to replace the start device based on your description.

If the compressor is bad, you will need to have a service technician repair the refrigerator (or you can replace the refrigerator). Here is a link for the Sears Service website in case you need it: Sears Home Services .

Clayton: The same kit is used for the start device on your refrigerator model 106.44252401. You can unplug the refrigerator and remove the bottom rear service panel on the back of the refrigerator to access the start device on the compressor. You can view the parts list diagram for your refrigerator on the Sears PartsDirect website if you need to see the parts. If you need more help, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 29, 2010
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Thank you all for your response. After a little more searching I found someone with the exact same problem with their start device. They replaced it and the refrigerator worked again. I ordered the part and will let you know what happens. A very easy fix if it works.

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Chris -
November 30, 2010
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The part showed up in a couple of days and it took less than half of an hour to install. When the refrigerator was plugged in i could hear the compressor start up and stay running. The next day I checked to see if it was cold. It was working again. It was well wirth the time and money spent to fix it. The part was about 60 dollars and 3.5 hours of my time was spent on research and labor. The part was a direct replacement.

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Chris -
December 03, 2010
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