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Offline ejbrandt

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Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« on: January 29, 2012, 08:37:01 PM »
Team,
 
Big problem had the compressor relay replaced about a year ago and my 10 year old fridge was working good.
New problem the fridge stopped cooling for about 3 hours then started working again.  The repairman came out and changed the defrost timer.  At the time I told him that the water stopped working at the same time.
Well it happened again, water stopped working, fridge stopped cooling.  3 hours or so everything started working again.
 
Any ideas?  I thought it might be a common relay...
 
Model 596.50692001
 

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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 10:23:46 PM »
That is odd. Can't think of what would be common to the water in the door and the compressor that would make them both stop at the same time.

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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 07:28:07 AM »
What about lights and fans?
Did they stop also?
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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 08:25:04 AM »
Yes it is odd.  there is a fan running and the lights do work.  Like I said the repair guy thought it was not coming out of the defrost cycle.  He thought that the water issue was a separate problem.

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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 09:32:53 AM »
I think your cold control (thermostat) is failing to close at times, part # R0161092
When it happens again give the cold control a bump with your hand to see if it comes on.
Also check the condenser fan motor at the compressor. If it is running the compressor should be running also.
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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 09:59:08 AM »
You will also need to check all wiring terminals especially the Neutral wires.
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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 03:33:13 PM »
Thanks I will give the cold therostat a bump.  Is that that where you adjust the temp inside the fridge? 

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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 05:21:01 PM »
Thanks I will give the cold therostat a bump.  Is that that where you adjust the temp inside the fridge? 
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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 07:20:23 PM »
Well I tried bumping the thermostat to no avail. Not sure what to do. Do I
> Pay the guy another $100 and have him guess at another part?
> Or do I just break down and buy a new one since the unit is at least 11 years old.
> What is a good brand to buy these days?

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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 07:11:05 AM »
When this happens have you turned the defrost timer to see if it was stuck in defrost?
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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2012, 08:02:08 AM »
The defrost timer has already been replaced, part # R0131577
Could it be the compressor overload, part # 4344040

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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2012, 08:22:39 AM »
I know it was replaced from your post.
I am asking if you have turned the dial on it when it stops running?
Newer or not,it can stick in the off mode.
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Re: Kenmore Refridgerator (Model# 596.50692001)
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 08:27:31 AM »
Will check...

 

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