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Offline deadeye

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Kenmore side by side fridge doesn't get cold
« on: December 14, 2010, 06:58:59 AM »

After working fine for years this fridge has decided to stop getting things cold, both in the fridge and in the freezer, and there is frost inside, on the back wall of the freezer. I keep the underside of the fridge pretty clean... I've checked the temp settings and they're both fine.

Anything I can do short of shopping for a new one?


Model 363.58257890

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Re: Kenmore side by side fridge doesn't get cold
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 07:05:28 AM »
Oh yea, one more thing, the warm air that used to blow out from behind is no longer warm. No brainer huh? Compresor not working?

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Re: Kenmore side by side fridge doesn't get cold
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 08:00:57 AM »
Frost on the back sides of the freezer indicates a failed defrost heater. It is going to be the heater or the defrost terminator. Your model number prefix indicates this is a GE product. The glass heaters on these will break. Not a hard job to fix. Ya gotta thaw it out and replace the heater and termination thermostat. Another possibility if the heater is fine could be a failed evap fan. It wouldn't hurt to clean them coils around the compressor either.
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