Skip to content
?
Manage My Life

What is the normal temperature fluctuation in a Kenmore refrigerator model 253.54739300?

I recently had to replace the compressor starter in this refrigerator. To prevent possible future food loss, I then installed a remote thermometer/alarm. It also records maximum high and low temperatures for both the freezer and fresh food compartments. The temperature range seems excessive to me. I don't know what is "normal." The fresh food compartment ranges from 29 to 50 degrees. The freezer ranges from -9 to +14 degrees. I don't know how the defrost system works in this unit. Is it on a timer? If so, what is the time period for the defrost cycle? How much time elapses between defrost cycles? Perhaps you could explain how the defrost system normally works. What temperature variation should I see during the defrost cycle? This might help me understand what is going on.

If this range seems excessive, what might cause that? Could low refrigerant cause this variation?

Tags
2 Answers from these members:
LYLE W.
by LYLE W. Earned 137,772 community points in Kenmore
October 8th, 2008
Comment
0 votes
Jerry Briggs
by Jerry Briggs Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
November 11th, 2014
Comment
0 votes
Want to get updates on new answers?
this question
Answer this question
Didn't find what you are looking for? Ask a question
Get up to
45
% off
On Side-by-Side Refrigerators