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Refrigerator and freezer will not cool after being unplugged for a few months.

I have a 6 year old Kenmore refrigerator model 253.64802400. A few months ago I unplugged it as I was moving. After moving it into the new house, I let it sit in it's position for a few days before plugging it in. The unit has power as the lights work, but neither the refrigerator or freezer section get cold. I have checked the dials and all are set in the middle settings for the cold settings. Is there a reset button anywhere I need to press or would it just stop working because it sat unplugged for a few months?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Kenmore , Refrigerators , Appliances
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scott d
First, make sure the temperature in the freezer is below 15 degrees. Disconnect the power from the unit and also disconnect the wires connected to the thermostat. Now, place the meter leads on the 2 thermostat wires and check the continuity or resistance. The meter should either beep or show zeros in the display. If there is no beep or nothing in the display, the thermostat will need to be replaced. I hope this helps you.
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May 2nd, 2013
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