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Kenmore Refrigerator freezer works fine but refrigerator not cold approx.58 degrees

Model#106.72102101 Kenmore Refrigerator. The refrigerator is 58 degrees and will not get any colder. The freezer is working good.

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afritz afritz
Hi, in my household my refrigerator is very important so not having your refrigerator work can be very upsetting and also stressful; trying to find where you should put all the food that was in there to keep it cold so it doesn't go bad. Since you need a quick solution to your problem I would suggest you go to the Sears Home Service website. It gives you tips, trouble shootings, and solutions to your problems. If you are interested in visiting the website I have provided the link below. I hope this helps you out, good luck!
by afritz afritz Earned 46,230 community points in Kenmore
June 25th, 2010
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Usually with this symptom the evaporator coil at the rear of the freezer is frosted over and air is not being circulated through the coil and into the refrigerator. To confirm this look at the lower back of the freezer and see if there is frost built up.

Begin by unplugging the refrigerator from the wall.

If there is frost remove the food from the freezer. Remove the icemaker by removing the 2 screws above the ice mold and pull the icemaker away from the wall. Unplug the icemaker from the wall and remove it.

Remove the screws in the back cover and remove it.

Defrost the evaporator coil with a hair dryer.

Do not use a sharp object to remove the frost and ice. The evaporator coil is aluminum and easily punctured.

This will make the refrigerator work 5-7 days and the coil will frost over again. The defrost system consists of the defrost timer, defrost heater, and the defrost termination thermostat. One or more of these components has failed to cause the frost build up.

You can test this system after the freezer has reached temperature by turning the shaft in the defrost timer clockwise slowly until the compressor and inside fan turn off. Wait 5-10 minutes and look at the bottom of the evaporator color. If the heater is glowing the defrost timer is the problem.

To access the defrost timer shaft remove the plastic plug to the left of the thermostat knob. If the heater doesn't come on the problem will be the defrost heater or the defrost thermostat. You can check them with an ohm meter. They are both on the evaporator coil.
by Manage My Life
June 25th, 2010
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