Model #59679279993 Kenmore bottom-mount refrigerator

  • Door, Handles And Accessories
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  • Controls And Light Covers
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  • Evaporator And Freezer Control
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  • Shelving Assembly
    3 Results
  • Cabinet Back
    3 Results
  • Machine Compartment
    3 Results
  • Insulation And Roller Assembly
    3 Results
  • Light Switches And Drain Funnel
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  • Door Assembly
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  • Ice Maker Assembly
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Question and Answers




The ice forming on the inside back wall of that freezer compartment could be caused by an automatic defrost system problem. It could also be the result of a warm air leak into the cabinet through a door. Check the doors to make sure that they are closing properly and tightly. Check the door gaskets for cracks or loose spots.

If you find no problems with the doors and gaskets, then you can manually advance the defrost timer into the defrost mode to check that system. If the compressor is not running, open the refrigerator door until the compressor starts. The defrost timer is on the back bottom portion of the cabinet by the compressor. It is shown as Key 342 in the parts image below. Manually advance that timer until the compressor shuts off. This will place the refrigerator in the defrost mode. You should detect a defrost heater energizing behind the inside back wall of the freezer compartment. If that heater works then the defrost system is okay. The timer should advance through the defrost process so that the compressor restarts in about 45 minutes to 1 hour. If that defrost timer is not advancing, then it will need to be replaced. You can order parts from the Sears PartsDirect website if needed.

If the defrost system and timer are both working properly, then you could just have an isolated incident of excessive frost.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will try 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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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 18, 2011

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