Author Topic: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze  (Read 4261 times)

Offline mr.piglit

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I have been looking for a service manual for this refrigerator but can't find one.  I saw a few diagrams on Appliance parts pro, but not much.  It looks to me like there is no control board.  Without a manual I can't tell.  So without a control board I am thinking it might be the defrost timer or heater.  does anyone have a manual for download.  It looks pretty simple as far as the inside of the refrigerator goes.  The serial number is BAO2610407 if that might help.  I am wondering since this is a newer frig, only a little over a year old why there is no control board, I thought most new refrigerators came with a control board.

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 08:02:06 PM »
no Control Board...
just Defrost Timer, Defrost Heater, and Defrost Thermostat
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Offline mr.piglit

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 09:16:31 AM »
Yea I gathered that after looking a little closer at the diagrams on another site.  Pretty simple.   My cousin called me about this frig, so I got the model number and checked it out.  Works pretty good for me when i am in doubt about an appliance.  Helps to have some diagrams.  I was thinking of getting a laptop and taking it with me on service calls.  That way you could just pop up a manual if your doing a job.  Not that everyone needs one, but I like them.

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 06:08:31 PM »
I use a tablet, much easier than a laptop. It has a faster loading Droid OS.

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 02:37:48 PM »
What is wrong with this refrigerator?
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Offline mr.piglit

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 09:17:45 PM »
The fridge isn't cooling in the lower part.  The evaporator is iced up.  Fan is working.  Could be several things to look at.  I am thinking it may be the defrost thermostat.  But I wouldn't know without looking at it.  Could be heater, timer, something blocking airflow.  Wouldn't know unless I looked at it.  What do you think!

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 06:35:13 AM »
I would turn the defrost timer until it switches into the defrost mode.
I would have a meter set for amps attached to a incoming power supply wire.
If there were no amp draw I would test and replace the defrost thermostat.
If there is amp draw I would replace the defrost timer.
The calrod heaters on these rarely go bad.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2012, 06:37:05 AM by jumptrout51 »
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Offline handsmcgee

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 08:34:59 AM »
I would also check your defrost limit. Just throwing in my two cents.

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 09:03:13 AM »
I would have a meter set for amps attached to a incoming power supply wire.If there were no amp draw I would test and replace the defrost thermostat.----  Haven't tried that technique yet!

 If there is amp draw I would replace the defrost timer.---  I would think there should be some amp draw from heater.       

 I would also check your defrost limit. Just throwing in my two cents ---Didn't know there was a defrost limit.  Diagram I saw didn't show one!                                                                                                                                                                                 


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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 12:26:50 PM »
If the heater is working the amps will be 3.5 to 5.0.
The defrost "LIMIT" is the defrost thermostat.
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