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Kenmore elite fridge problem
« on: April 07, 2009, 10:37:09 AM »
I have a 7 year old Kenmore that will shut off from time to time and not come back on without unplugging. Only the door light remains on but all digital numbers and compressor shut off.
Unplugging brings back on. Happens about every 2 weeks.

Model 106.52603100
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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 09:16:12 AM »
No suggestions what the problem could be??
Anybody??

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 09:57:09 AM »
Need a model # but I would guess a faulty motherboard.

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 07:21:00 PM »
model # 10652603100

Even when set at 0 deg f   freezer is -10 to -20 and fridge is 40f set at 33.
Could be thermostat ?? and overload shuts it off 

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 07:24:33 PM »
model # 10652603100


Thanks for posting the model number.
I updated the topic to include your model number information.
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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 10:12:04 PM »
Captain, life support systems are failing. Temp is rising. Spock can you pinpoint the trouble. Sensors indicate faulty cooling, the diltium crytals are critical. Liquid refreshments in the lounge are seriously compromised! Computer! Yes captain? report imediately! Sorry captain we is all out on the hollowdeck watching the latest videos from Debbie does dallas: the sequel: debbie eats fort worth! Mr Spock what do you make of it. Captain i think the mutha board needs a serious upgrade. We need to hurry because I needs to make a trip to Vulcan PDQ. My DNA is acting up again. Bones get in here, spock is making advances on Ohura. 
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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 01:04:50 PM »
Captain, life support systems are failing. Temp is rising. Spock can you pinpoint the trouble. Sensors indicate faulty cooling, the diltium crytals are critical. Liquid refreshments in the lounge are seriously compromised! Computer! Yes captain? report imediately! Sorry captain we is all out on the hollowdeck watching the latest videos from Debbie does dallas: the sequel: debbie eats fort worth! Mr Spock what do you make of it. Captain i think the mutha board needs a serious upgrade. We need to hurry because I needs to make a trip to Vulcan PDQ. My DNA is acting up again. Bones get in here, spock is making advances on Ohura. 
Well Scotty, I replaced the dilithium cristal board and it still gets too cold. Even when set at +5 freezer goes to -25. So much for mother boards which are supposed to control the whole ship.
Do you think I should just ship the whole box to Rigel 3 and forget about it????

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 11:35:28 AM »
Sounds like the air damper in the top left inside the refrigerator is bad or frozen open causing too cold condition in the refrigerator.

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009, 12:28:34 PM »
Thanks for the reply. The freezer compartment is the problem not the refrigerator.
The damper motor and damper work fine. I can change the temperature without problem but freezer is the one that will not go below -20....even after replacing the control board.
It must be the sensor or some other thing that lets the board know what temperature is in the freezer.
What do you guys think

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009, 03:42:19 PM »
Well I would replace the thermistor (sensor) as they are relatively cheap and can be the cause of such problems.

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 10:45:22 PM »
The thermister might have become unattached from its mounting or it might just be bad.
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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 08:18:56 AM »
Can you give me the part # for the thermister. Where is it located
thanks

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2009, 09:26:36 AM »
Can you give me the part # for the thermister. Where is it located
thanks

Thanks for the help.....anybody have a part # and how to install.
Much appreciated

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2009, 10:29:08 AM »
I believe this is the thermistor part number. I looking it up using the model number you post.

Part Number: 2188819

Looks like it just plugs into the board, maybe one of our appliance technicians can say for sure.

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Re: Kenmore elite fridge problem
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2009, 08:36:43 PM »
all these dang new ice boxs and their dayum sensors and stuff can drive you batty. Here is what they do. They sense resistance changes in the freezer. As the thermostat calls for more compressor cooling the frost on the coils relay back to the board through these dang sensors. You need to look in the freezer compartment for these dudes. if they get detached from the coils they cannot send the propper resistance changes to the board and nothing will work right.
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