Model #2536480240D KENMORE Top-Mount Refrigerator

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Air vent keeps getting clogged with ice build up. Therefore, the bottom refrigerator doesn't get cold. Kenmore refrigerator model # 253.6480240D

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Frost buildup can be an inconvenience and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
June 05, 2012
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Thank you for this question. I know how it feels when frost keeps building up on the freezer rear panel. Joseph has provided you with a link to a refrigerator very similar to yours. Your refrigerator has a defrost timer on it, located in the refrigerator section. To advance this model into a defrost cycle; manually turn the timer dial, which is located in the small hole, under the control housing (#23 in picture). Turn the dial slowly until it makes a loud click and the unit shuts off. It's now in a defrost cycle. After a few minutes, if you hear a hissing noise inside the freezer, it indicates element is on. In this case the timer # 215846602 will need to be replaced. Use this link for the part: Kenmore refrigerator model 253.6480240D timer 215846602 .

If nothing happens, some voltage and resistance checks will need to be made. Since you have access the units evaporator coils, the defrost heater circuits can easily be checked. If you feel comfortable using a multimeter, you could ohm out the heater circuit. I have this located in the photo. If you do not feel comfortable doing these checks you could follow this link to get a Sears Service Professional troubleshoot and repair your refrigerator: Sears Home Services .

I you have other question please reply to the thread.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
June 08, 2012
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My refrigerator has been having the same problem (same make & model). I advanced the timer to the defrost cycle but after 1 1/2 hours, it still hadn't gone back to the cold cycle, so I manually advanced it and it is cooling now. Is this obviously a problem with the timer, or are there other troubleshooting steps that I should take first? I live in an underdeveloped country overseas so getting the order right the first time is very important. Thanks!

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Sean -
April 15, 2013
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You would have a problem with the timer not advancing when the timer is faulty.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
April 16, 2013
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Defrrost timer switch

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I know how important it is to have as much useful information about your refrigerator as possible. I have done some research on your model on the Manage My Life website and have located the owners manual to your model. While you are waiting for a detailed reply from an expert I have provided the link below. Hope this helps!

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Priscilla V -
June 11, 2012
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Thank you for your question. The timer switch only advances the timer into and out of the defrost cycle. It does nothing else. I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread and I will be glad to assist you further.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
June 12, 2012
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Why must I turn off, unplug, plug, turn back on my Kenmore 253 fridge every 2 days for it to work?

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Without a complete model number provided we do not have access to any reference material for your refrigerator. What your describing sounds like a defrost cycle problem. Open the freezer & look closely at the back panel with a flashlight. If you see frost accumulating, this is a sign of a defrost failure. The defrost cycle consist of three components; defrost heater, defrost timer & defrost limiter sometimes called a bimetal. Please resubmit with a model number so we will be able to provide you with more specific troubleshooting tips & final diagnosis.

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biker dave -
Sears Technician
June 03, 2009
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It is a Kenmore 253.6480240D. There is not frost building up, quite the opposite, it stops cooling after about 30 hours of working normally. When I "reset it" per se as described earlier, that temporarily fixes it, but the problem reoccurs. I just got the fridge a few weeks ago brand new, but it was shipped from the U.S. to the Caribbean country where I live. It worked right away, but then this cyclic problem began on the third day. Since I first submitted the question, now it is not cooling at all, even after resetting it with the method of turning the thermostat to zero, unplugging it, turning the thermostat to the middle position, then plugging it back in. Any counsel will be appreciated before I try to have a local "technician" assess the problem. There isn't a Sears within 500 miles of me :(

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hansthedane -
June 04, 2009
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