Hi. I have a Kenmore Coldspot side by side fridge. The lower freezer and fridge side vents seem to be working ok, but there is nothing happening in the upper freezer and fridge side vents. So the bottom of each side is actually maintaining good temperature, but the top of each side is not maintaining at all. What do you think?
It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
How do I confirm proper operation of the damper control on my kenmore fridge model # 596.72239200?
Answer Hello John,
When you pull the damper out of unit there will be a temp bulb. The warmer the bulb gets the more the damper door opens. The colder it gets the more it closes. It will not close completely as there will be a small opening.
My refrigerator keeps freezing the juices and fruits, vegetables etc. and this stuff is not in the freezer area. Will changing the fresh food temperature control or fix this problem?
Answer Hello Hugo,
The issue is caused by a lack of air circulation. Think of it this way, cold air is heavier than warm air. When the fans are not running, the cold air will migrate to the bottom of the unit. It will also migrate to the fresh food side from the freezer side through the air return port. The fix is completely backwards from what logic dictates. You will need to set the freezer side a number warmer and the fresh food side a number COLDER. As I said, this seems backwards, but what this actually does is cause the unit to circulate the air properly and prevent the cold air from settling in the bottom of the fresh food side and freezing the items that should never freeze.
Refrigerator is 20 degee and freezer is 25 below temps. What would be the problem?
Answer Hello Rita,
It appears that you may have a faulty freezer control 67003000. Hello Rita,
It appears that you may have a faulty freezer control 67003000. The freezer control if not working properly will cause both sections to get too cold.
My freezer is working fine, but the fresh food isn't cold. The compresser and fan are both working. Any ideas?
Answer Hello Hannes,
I know you checked the fan by the compressor since you mentioned the compressor, but did you check the fan in the freezer? These are problematic on this design machine. You need to stop the fan and see if, when you let go of the fan blade, it will start back up by itself. If not, the fan motor is defective and will require replacement. Also, check to insure it is running at full speed. These motors will run at an abnormally slow speed when the motor goes into partial failure.
While you're in the freezer compartment looking at the fan, notice if there is a frost build-up on the evaporator area. If there is a defrost issue, the unit will not be able to circulate the cold up to the fresh food compartment. The cold air will just settle in the freezer compartment.
If the fan is running up to speed and you have no defrost issue, you should check the damper assembly for a frost build-up. This is the part that controls the air flow to the fresh food compartment. If it is restricted or frozen up, the cold air from the freezer compartment cannot get into the fresh food compartment. If you do find a frost build-up in the damper assembly, you need to check both door seals with a mirror and flashlight for air leaks. Air leaks cause a frost build-up of this nature.
The fridge/freezer works fine, except, inside front top accumulates moisture, then the damper builds up ice between damper & fridge wall, then water, eggs,etc. begin freezing. Help please, before my wife throws me & the fridge out. Thanks.
Answer Hello Glenn,
The moisture has to be coming from an air leak. I would make sure the unit is setting level and go around the doors with a flashlight and an inspection mirror and check for any part of the door seal that isn't contacting the cabinet face. If you find an area that isn't contacting, heat it with a hair dryer and use an item that isn't sharp to help it contact. Once you get it to contact, let it cool on it's own or use an ice cube to cool it. You see, the material they make the door seals out of will get pliable when heated and will hold the shape it was in when it cools.
If you don't find a void in the door seal, check around the icemaker fill tube and where the defrost drain exits the bottom of the unit. Let us know if you require more assistance.