Model #10653269201 KENMORE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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  • Motor And Ice Container
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  • Refrigerator Door
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My Kenmore Refrigerator has suddenly stopped cooling to desired temps.

A:

I understand that your Kenmore refrigerator has suddenly stopped cooling. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below if you are interested in viewing. I hope the link that I provided is helpful. Have a great day.

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Alina F. -
June 24, 2011
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The light and the unit failure is just a coincidence.

When a unit stops working suddenly the thing to check first is if the fans are all working.

There may be a fan blowing on the compressor and an evaporator fan in the freezer. Both must work.

The compressor must be running.

Check the rear wall of the freezer for any ice build up. A defrost problem can cause a lack of cooling.

The lack of cooling would not have anything to do with the replacement light.

If you reply with any additional details or questions I can help you further.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
June 26, 2011
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There is no ice build-up in the freezer compartment (this is a sideXside). The exterior back of the unit is completely covered by factory-installed sheet-metal and fiber-board panels, but I can see a pulley (or similar) turning (with help of a flashlight) indicating the compressor is running. The ice-maker continues to produce ice, normally.. It just appears that hardly any of air being cooled by the unit that cools the freezer compartment, is finding its way into the refrigerator compartment. Is there a mechanism somewhere that should be directing the cooled air into the refridge compartment? If so, what controls the air flow? Is there a simple test method? Thanks for your response(s).

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David -
June 26, 2011
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There is "damper" assembly that directs the cooled air from the freezer to the refirgerator section. The freezer fan must be working. The damper usually has a door that opens/closes to control how much cold air the freezer sends to the refrigerator. The damper is difficult to work on. I would suggest a technician check the damper assembly. Reply with a model number and I'll try to assist you further.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
June 27, 2011
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Fred M.: It's beginning to look like I'll have to bow to the expertise of a qualified service guy. I see the shutter/door assembly in the upper rear of the fridge compartment separating wall, but cannot see into it to determine open/closed position of shutters. I presume the opening/closing of the shutter assy. is controlled by signals from the thermostatic control. So, it would follow that either the shutter assy is "stuck" or faulty, or it isn't receiving signals from the thermostatic controls. In either event, it'll have to be determined by a service tech. If it now matters, the model number of the appliancet is 106.53269201 Thanks for your input .

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David -
June 27, 2011
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Per the model number you submitted there was an issue with frost buile up in the air chute and baffle . There was an improved part to fix this problem. A technician would be your best bet to repair this unit.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
June 28, 2011
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Fred M. Thanks again. The matter has been dumped into the hands of "The Blue Crew" The only question remaining is how "broke" it's gonna make me!! Your advice has been right 'on-target.'

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David -
June 28, 2011
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refrigerator noises

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Manage My Life is a great website to speak directly to an expert who can assist you every step of the way to solving your problem. An expert shall have an answer to your question shortly. Usually an expert will respond to a question within 24 to 48 hours. Have a great day.

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Alina F. -
June 19, 2011
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I can understand your concern about the noise you're hearing. Usually a high pitched noise will be from the fan motor. If this noise is from inside the freezer section it will be from the evaporator fan motor # 2315548. If the sound is coming from the bottom, it will be from either the condenser fan motor or the compressor. It would more likely be from the condenser motor # W10124096. These parts are available at SearsPartsDirect . I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, any additional details will be helpful and I will be glad to assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
June 21, 2011
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Q:

Why does the freezer work but the refrigerator is warm?

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Test #6 is for the defrost; if the freezer was cold the element should have come on. After a few minutes in this test and a cold freezer you should be able to hear a hissing or popping noise. This will be the ice melting on the element.

Another check you can make is with the air flow. If there is little or no air movement at the vent in the refrigerator open the freezer door. With it open check air flow again and if there is now air flow or an increased air flow it will indicate a restricted or plugged return air vent. This is the vent usually located about mid-way on the center divider. If something is blocking it, meaning right up in front covering it move it to another location. Most of the time the vent will be iced up which is caused from an air leak. If this is the case you can only turn the unit off for several hours and let it thaw out. Check the doors to make sure they are sealing good. If you need more assistance you can resubmit your question with more details.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician

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