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Refrigerator not gettingh cold enough even on max. setting.

Fan on top is blowing cool air but vent near middle isnt blowing at all.
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Joseph Perez
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your refrigerator, especially since you need to keep the food nice and cold. I did some research for you at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope these links provided assistance for you.
by Joseph Perez Earned 62,642 community points in Kenmore
November 23rd, 2011
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Lyle W
You could have a defrost problem that is preventing the refrigerator and freezer from cooling. Here is a link for a video that provides some troubleshooting for cooling problems in a refrigerator that may help you:

Refrigerator Not Cooling Repair

. Your refrigerator has a timer in the control box that is in the roof of that refrigerator section. The parts image below shows that timer as KEY 6. You should see a hole in the bottom of that control where you can manually advance that timer to the defrost mode. Leave the refrigerator door until the compressor starts running if it is not already running. Insert a small screwdriver in that hole and slowly turn that timer until the compressor shuts off. You should be able to detect the defrost heater working in the freezer when that refrigerator is in the defrost mode. If the evaporator heater does not work, you could have a bad defrost bi-metal termination thermostat or a failed heater. If that heater works but the timer does not advance out of that defrost mode after about 45 minutes then you will probably need to replace that timer. These initial troubleshooting steps may help you with this failure based on your description of the problem. If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

You can order parts from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. Be sure that you

unplug the refrigerator

before accessing internal components.

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

by Lyle W Earned 136,254 community points in Kenmore
November 26th, 2011
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