Model #59661864101 KENMORE Bottom-Mount Refrigerator

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Looking for help troubleshoooting the auto defrost coil on my kenmore bottom freezer refrigerator

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The auto defrost not working on the refrigerator can be very frustrating. I did find some information for you that I am hoping will help you out. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope that this will help you fix the refrigerator.

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Marc H -
June 12, 2012
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Thank you for your question. I will be able to assist you with this problem. Manually advance the timer (# 14 in picture), by turning the dial clockwise, until it clicks and the unit stops running. Remove the bottom toe panel to access the timer. When in the defrost mode, after a few minutes if you can hear a sizzling sound inside the freezer, it means the heating element is working and in this case, the timer # R0131577 will need to be replaced. If the element does not work, some voltage and resistance checks will probably need to be made. A technician may be needed to make these checks. 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.

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 15, 2012
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I have a Sears Refrig. Model # 596.61864101. Every 2-4 minuets there is a Click-Buzz sound, the frezzer not cold enough to freeze and top is warm.

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Hello Ocean Mike, I can understand how frustrating it could be to have your refrigerator not working properly. Luckily, ManageMyLife has many helpful tools. If you go to the top of the page and click on the "manuals" button and enter your model number you can trouble shoot. If that doesn't help you can visit the SearsHomeServices website and use the service scheduler, I have provided the link below. i hope this helps!

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Jacqueline S -
June 24, 2010
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It actually sounds more like a compressor problem.

The defrost timer can fail tow basic ways. If it breaks while the refrigerator is cooling then everything is okay till the ice builds up and shuts off air flow. The freezer usually works okay and you notice a lack of cooling in the refrigerator section first.

If the timer fails while the unit is in defrost then the compressor is not running and there is no cooling at all.

The click buzz sound you mention sound more like the compressor trying to start before the overload "clicks" it off for trying to draw to much power to start.

This can indicate a problem with the relay/overload or it can indicate a bad compressor.

The defrost timer might click as it enters/leaves defrost but it wouldn't make the noise you indicate.

I'd suggest you pull the refrigerator out and remove the rear cover to get a better look at the compressor. If it is the relay overload making the noise it will be more noticeable.

A compressor/seal system problem is not usually an economical repair to make.

With some additional detail I might be able to help you further.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
June 26, 2010
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