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Why is my Kenmore refrigerator not cold on both the freezer side and the refrigerator side?
Anytime your fridge stops cooling or your freezer stops freezing.
#1 make sure you have power to unit.
#2 remove rear plate and front toe plate
#3 vacuum and wipe as much dust up as you can. The coils need to be free of dust. The freezer coil in front is back a bit so you need to get on the floor with your vacuum hose and get right in there to clean it well.
This worked for me. Fridge was not cooling and freezer was way too cold. Good luck!
I turned the power off for about 5 or 6 hours to get work done and when the power came on the fridge slowly stopped working. Tuesday the power was off for a few hours today everything in the freezer is thawed out.
When this happened to me, I was on the verge of buying a new one, but I pulled off the toe plate only to discover a half inch layer of dust and such. 'Pulled it off, vacuumed it and everything restarted -- this came with the house, so I had no clue either.
One other thing; If by some chance you cannot do anything much for it, then cook up all the thawed food and wrap and mark it for re-freezing. This will buy you about three days to salvage it if there is no immediate freezer space or availability, then store it in a refrigerator if you can - ask friends and family to store it for you as you work out how to deal with this situation.
I believe you can even rent freezer space locally - check the yellow pages, a butcher shop/meat market, or search on Google.
Also check if your insurance will cover any of this. It might. Once resolved, refreeze all your now pre-cooked meals - be sure to note what each one is and to date it.
If you can afford it, there are small freezers available at Walmart or online at Amazon for about $130.00 or so. Might be a good investment to augment other issues and such, might give you more options for some things such as taking advantage of sales, pre-holiday baking, etc.
I hope this offers you some help. Best wishes to you. Please let us know how you fare.
My Kenmore 21.9 cubic ft. side-by-side refrigerator model #106.53332300 stop working. I can see that all lights are working, but it is not cooling and not freezing. If I unplug and plug back again, it will work for a few days, but then stop again. We already changed the start relay. What else could it be?
Thanks in advance!
Have you checked the back of your unit and cleaned the dust off the coils. Check to see if there is dust on the motor unit. If this doesn't help and you have already changed the start relay you will need to call Sears. Make an appointment with the repair man to check your motor on your freezer.
I had a similar problem and it was the compressor. You will probably need a repairman.
Since a refrigerator is a primary appliance, I would call Sears Service and ask what you can check before you have to have a service call.
My Kenmore refrigerator is not getting cold. It is running at 45 degrees. The freezer is freezing, but not hard. Do you guys think it might need gas?
You might need a compressor. Those are expensive. It may not pay to fix it if this is an old refrigerator
I just moved from Georgia to Tennessee. Now my refrigerator will not cool, either side. The model number is #35350221000, 2000 year.
If the fridge was transported correctly (upright, not on its side), more than likely your nearly 15yo fridge is telling you it's time for a new fridge.
You can have it repaired but the part will fail again (most likely the compressor but could also be the temp regulator, those go too after about ten years) sooner rather than later.
Wish I could tell you something different but I've been there-done that and after wasting $300 (over 3 months) trying to keep the old wheezer going I finally had to give it up and buy a new fridge.
My Kenmore refrigerator stopped cooling and freezing. It makes a high pitched "click" noise when turning on and off.
By leo from Van Nuys, CA
I would contact Sears with this problem. 5 Years is not that old. What is the freezer part set at? Is it possible it got turned in the wrong direction?
My Kenmore refrigerator and freezer is not getting cold; just blowing air. I cleaned and vacuumed the back panel, removed all the dust, as much as I can, including the fan, coils, and all the stuff in the back panel. I also cleaned the inside too. I made sure I'd leveled it front, back, and side.The fan is working, the damper is working, it's just blowing air. I need help to fix it. Thank you.
By August B.
I am not sure about getting frigs repaired. There is likely something wrong with the coolant. I don't think this is a home handyperson sort of a fix. Call a repairperson or buy a new one (I bought a new one).
I have a Kenmore refrigerator, model #2220695. Neither the fridge nor the freezer cool and it is a clicking on and off.
I have a Kenmore top freezer refrigerator, model #25371822102. It all started a couple of weeks ago when the ice maker no longer cycled out the ice. The ice was in the tray, but it wasn't being ejected.
A few days ago I noticed the freezer was gradually becoming warmer, everything inside started thawing and now the compartment is barely colder than room temperature. Also at this point the refrigerator compartment is even warmer than the freezer.
I opened the back and cleaned out a fairly small amount of dust and noticed that the compressor was pretty hot. Night before last, I opened the back panel inside the freezer and noticed the pipe up to and around the thermostat were encased completely in ice. The rest of the evaporator was the same temp as the freezer compartment with definitely no frost. I thawed the ice, wiped up the mess and put everything back together.
Now we're still in the same spot: no freezing, very little cooling, and the ice is forming on the thermostat again (but not the rest of the evaporator). The fan is running and I can hear the buzzing, familiar to the normal operation (but admittedly it does sound faint). What could be causing this?
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I need your advice fast. I have a Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator-freezer in my kitchen; it's maybe five years old. The top part of the freezer is cold, but does not freeze. The bottom part of the freezer freezes. The refrigerator is not very cold at all, so I've started storing milk, etc. in the top part of the freezer. Anyone know how to fix all this? I can't afford to buy a new fridge. Thanks so much for the advice.
By Hanna Miller from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My suspicion is that the coils are clogged up with household-dust debris. Unplug the ref/freezer and slide the unit out from the wall. Remove the back impregnated covering of the compressor, fan, etc. (generally about 4-8 screws), and vacuum as much of the debris as you can. Now take an air compressor and blow the remaining bits out into the floor area. Yes, there will be a mess to vacuum up later, but your refrigerator/freezer should return to normal cooling capacities. If you live in an area that is subject to unusual dust accumulation, or you like to have the windows open all the time this should be done at least every 2-3 years. (10/24/2009)
Something happened like this to us when we rented a condo during the summer. The refrigerator was not cold and the freezer seemed to work. We called the owners of the condo and they sent a repair man out. It needed a new thermostat. The refrigerator was also a Sears Kenmore and not that old. It's worth fixing rather than buying a new one. (10/26/2009)
By Susan Ide
Perhaps it just needs some coolant put into it. Call an appliance repair man to come look at it. Spending less then $50 sounds better to me then food poisoning from food that isn't stored at the right temperature. (10/27/2009)
By Paula Jo C.
Had the same problem with my half and half fridge/freezer. Apparently the repair guy said that all I needed was to clean all the dust and gunk from behind the fridge/freezer and he topped the compressor up with more gas, or whatever it is they put in the compressor, and now its working like a dream. The cost was negligible, too. I would call in a reputable repair guy and ask for an estimate. (11/02/2009)