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Offline mr.piglit

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 04:17:51 PM »
Thanks for tip.  3.5 amps sounds reasonable for the Heater.  Anything beyond that would indicate a bad timer motor.  I usually test closest to the part I think is bad.  But that would be a good way to test first and see if there is an indication of a bad part.  Thanks!  My cous hasn't called me back yet.  I told him to let the fridge defrost and see if it starts working again.  If there are any more problems I told him to call.  He lives in the country a little ways from my location.  I know some fridges have a limit thermostat, but I haven't delt with that to much.

Offline handsmcgee

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 09:40:04 PM »

Sorry I ment thermostat. we have always called them limits due to our service dept in a/c get confused when you call it a thermostat, they relate to the limits switches in heating equip. They both have a c/i and c/o temp and they understand that concept
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Offline mr.piglit

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 05:01:48 PM »
Sorry I ment thermostat. we have always called them limits due to our service dept in a/c get confused when you call it a thermostat, they relate to the limits switches in heating equip. They both have a c/i and c/o temp and they understand that concept.  That makes more since.  But I would swear I have seen fridges with two thermostats.[/color] Like I said though, I haven't done much of that work.  Mostly changing control boards.  Limit switches are more common in heating equipment like clothes driers.  Good info.  thanks!
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Offline JADsvc1

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012, 11:53:32 AM »
Just a quick FYI on this model; it is an Electrolux-built unit out of Anderson, SC, built 26th week of 2010. Use Frigidaire service manual 5995345245 (Frigidaire Refrigerator Next Generation Top Mounts Service Manual) available via this website for basic service information. Being a Sears unit, tech manuals with the data sheets are only available for Sears techs, but there should be a service data sheet hidden in the unit, either behind the kickplate or under/beside the compressor. Unless they decided to take them out to save money. Argh!

There were a few problems not released to the field in service bulletins. Check defrost thermostat for separation due to moisture entering the case and freezing, thus separating and rendering the t-stat useless. Also check drain tube under evap for block/freeze up. I ran into a few where the drain pan was malformed or damaged during manufacture, causing water to run down behind it and under the pan and instead of draining out it pooled, froze and blocked the tube. Also ran into ones where the thin foam sheet behind the evap assy was not properly attached and it slid down under the metal drain trough and blocked the drain.

Hope that helps. Good luck!
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Offline mr.piglit

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 01:31:43 PM »
Actually without looking at the unit, my feelings about this unit  lie in those areas.  That is why I told him to let it thaw out then plug it back in.  May just be a blocked drain tube or simply froze up due to unusual circumstances that sometimes happen to refrigerators.  I've seen fridges freeze up for various reasons, not enough airflow, clogged drain tube, dirty coils.  He hasn't called me back so I assume the fridge is fixed, at least temporary. If he has the same problem again I told him to call me.  If he does he will.  Thanks for the info.  And the manual.

Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 02:57:46 PM »
.. Being a Sears unit, tech manuals with the data sheets are only available for Sears techs,
  :coffee: and ... at the Frigidaire service site
Tech Sheets
(defrost info.. middle of PDF page 1)
 241588203.pdf 
 
Parts List & Wiring Diagrams       
 5995564902.pdf 
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Re: kenmore frig model 253.68802010 not cooling and evaporator froze
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 11:40:43 AM »
Thanks! I stand corrected! They didn't used to post those to the Frigidaire website, but then again, I usually didn't look for Sears product info since I was exclusively Electrolux/Frigidaire. That is great to know.  O0
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