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Offline ryanpd

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Refrigerator too cold and things melt in freezer
« on: December 08, 2008, 08:11:34 PM »

I have a Kenmore Refrigerator (Model 795.75959402) that I'm having temperature issues with.  The freezer seems to intermittently get warm and the refrigerator gets too cold.  Yesterday I unplugged it for a few hours, removed the rear cover and cleaned the condenser (it wasn't very dirty).  Then I plugged it back in, replaced the food, made sure all the vents were clear and set both temp controls to 4 (the middle setting).  24 hours later, the food in the refrigerator is frozen and the ice maker tray has cubes sitting in a layer of ice.  The freezer was 0 F when I checked, but at some point it was warm enough to melt some of the ice, which created the layer of ice at the bottom of the tray.  I'm guessing that it is some sort of a defroster problem.  Can anyone tell me where to start my troubleshooting?

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Refrigerator too cold and things melt in freezer
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 08:24:57 PM »
Just right off the top of my head I would say their is a damper problem. The fresh food compartment gets its cold from the freezer section. The temperature is regulated probably by some sort of sensing device to open and close the damper. Either the damper is stuck mechanically in the open position or there is a foulup in the sensor acurately relaying the resistance values to the board or the board itself is some what gone haywire. Since the board is way more expensive than the sensor I would clean or replace that before replacing the board. I would also take at look at the damper. I am just guessing because I cannot get your model number to gel at the appliance parts pro site.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 08:26:30 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Refrigerator too cold and things melt in freezer
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 08:50:28 PM »
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