Model #79575959401 KENMORE Top-Mount Refrigerator

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How to clear defrost line on kenmore 79575959401

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I understand that you want to clear a defrost line on your freezer. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina F. -
March 08, 2012
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The second link Alina F sent has the information you need to repair the refrigerator.

Turn the refrigerator off or disconnect the power to it before you start. Remove the food, shelves, and the icemaker if you have one. Remove the screws holding the grill for the fan blade and remove the entire cover the fan motor is mounted in.

Be sure water will run down the drain tube under the evaporator coil. Pour 1/2 cup very hot water down the drain to remove any obstructions.

The condensate pan under the cabinet may overflow so put some towels in the floor to soak up the water.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
March 09, 2012
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Fridge intermittently melts freezer. Ice becomes one big block. all else is fine.

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I know this type of information can be very helpful for you to have. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. I was unable to locate information that would be helpful with regards to your question at this time. Your expert will answer within 24-48 hours with detailed information. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Jackie S -
November 14, 2011
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Thank you for your question. I'm sorry you are having this problem. First, it will need to be determined if anything is running or if it's completely off, when it stops cooling. Now, it is possible the board could be the problem. Unfortunately, sometimes with these models, the only way to make sure the correct board is received, is to use the part number off of the original board. Especially since 2 new boards did not work at all, this may be the reason. If you still have the part numbers of the boards you received, it would be very helpful if you could send them and also the number of the board in it now. For more assistance, reply to this thread and please include the complete serial number also and I will be glad to assist you further. Any additional details will also be helpful.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
November 16, 2011
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All 3 board PN's are 6871jb1185 fridge SN 511mrtt00225 Cant tell when it stops cooling. Intermittent. In the old days you just changed the defrost timer.

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bill -
November 16, 2011
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Thank you for the part numbers. The replacement part number does show to be the same number. This is very strange because I checked with the source about the replacement boards and there have not been any problems. If this unit is in an area that has a high ambient temperature at times, it could be the problem. Also make sure it's plugged into a good 3 prong grounded outlet and the polarity is correct. By this I mean the small terminal is the hot terminal and the large terminal is common. Have you noticed any error codes? This could be very difficult to determine the problem, unless it can be caught, during the time it quits cooling, to see what is taking place. By this I mean, is it off completely for an extended period of time or if it's running but not the compressor. I would recommend having a technician check this again. You can call 1-800-469-4663 to schedule a tech to come out. If you would like more assistance, I will be glad to assist you further.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
November 17, 2011
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Wow, really? It is in a kitchen. Outlet is fine, everything else functions fine. That is why I said it was intermittent. Impossible to troubleshoot. And I would never have a second tech out after the first one mis diagnosed it. So what you are really telling me is make it a garage beer fridge. Sears ripped me off by selling me an oddball unit that you guys are unable to diagnose. Buy a new fridge. And obviously never shop at sears again. Its ok. This is par for the course in this sad country. We are now used to it.

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bill -
November 18, 2011
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I'm sorry you are having this problem. Unfortunately, there are some problems that need to be seen and some that not only need to be seen but need to be caught while the problem is taking place, to be able to diagnose what the cause is. This type of problem can happen with any brand purchased from any retail store.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
November 21, 2011
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Where can I locate the defrost timer on a Kenmore model 79575959401 refrigerator?

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The defrost timer on this particular refrigerator is part of the main control board.

Unlike some refrigerators this model does not have a separate defrost timer. The defrost timers functions are programmed into the main control.

The main control is located in the refrigerator section. The image below will help you locate it.

The defrost system also has a fuse and sensor in the freezer section that can also cause a defrost problem.

I hope this information is helpful to you but submit another question with any additional details for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
February 11, 2010

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