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Troubleshooting Kenmore Coldspot Refrigerator

My Kenmore Coldspot Refrigerator model #106.73842302 Mfg date 2003 .10 had water in the bottom, I went to this website and found out how to fix that problem. O.K. followed the instructions removed the back panel from the freezer, found the drain hole covered in ice. I speeded up the thawing process by pouring hot water until it started to drain. However, when I plugged the refrigerator back in nothing happened,the inside light came on but, no motor or fan sound. At this point I connected the ice maker plug and there I noticed a wire with a little metal thing that looked as though it should slip over or on to something. I did not notice it when I disconnected the ice maker. Perhaps it"s a ground wire? I have no idea where it belongs. Could this have something to do with the refrigerator not coming back on? Does a refrigerator take time to restart it's self after being plugged in? I can't imagine what I did to it. Can you please help me. Thank you for your time. I will be anxiously waiting to hear from you. Oh, yes can you also guide me to the placement of that wire?

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by Manage My Life
November 18th, 2011
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Sam A
Thank you for your question on the refrigerator not coming back on when you were done cleaning the drain.

I think it was just happenstance that the refrigerator was already in defrost when you pulled the plug.

Just before you where cleaning out the drain the refrigerator timer went into defrost mode and that is why it did not come back on right away.

After about 30 minutes it probably came back on.

The little green wire with the clip on the end is the ground wire and it will clip back onto the evaporator panel you took off.

It would not stop the refrigerator from running.

If your refrigerator is still not running please reply to this thread and we can continue to troubleshoot this problem.

Sam A.
by Sam A Earned 29,003 community points in Kenmore
November 19th, 2011
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nanadooks nanadooks
My ice maker for my kenmore model 10678902891 is not working. What can I do and where can I find the ice controller
by nanadooks nanadooks Earned 7 community points in Kenmore
July 7th, 2014
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