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kenmore side by side refrigerator : freezer coils are freezing over with ice

by KEITH STURKIE Last activity date:
April 27th, 2011

Kenmore side by side : model 106.57026601 : had a power surge to the machine. Now ice is forming on the coils and it will not cycle off. I have replaced the evaporator motor (it was not working). Compressor is running constantly.

I have been thinking of replacing the defrost timer and or the thermostat .

I would like your expert opinion.

Thanks again during this frustrating time.

Air Compressors , Kenmore , Refrigerators
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scott d
I'm sorry you are having this problem with your refrigerator. If the coils are still icing after the motor has been replaced, it would lead to a defrost problem. With the coils icing, it will create an air flow problem in the fridge section and cause it to warm up, which will also cause it to run all the time.

A power surge may have damaged the defrost control board. A good check will be to, lower the control panel to access the defrost board. First disconnect power to the unit. When you can see the defrost board, remove the wire harness connector and place a well insulated jumper between the black and pink wires. Now reconnect the power and check to see if the heater element comes on. You may see a red glow in the freezer or hear a hissing or sizzling sound. If the element does come on, it means the defrost control board # 4388932 is not advancing and will need to be replaced. If the element does not come on, the element # 2188175 and bi-metal # 2321799 will need to be replaced. These parts are available at


. I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, any additional details will be helpful. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by scott d
April 27th, 2011
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I can understand how frustrating it can be to have your appliance not working properly. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, a suggestion I have is to visit Sears Home Services website to set service with a Sears technician. You can also visit Sears Parts Direct website to order parts you need. I have attached the links below. Hope this helps!
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April 26th, 2011
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