Kenmore fridge/freezer not cooling enough
Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:16 AM
Over the last few weeks our 16-year-old Kenmore freezer-top fridge (model 106.8788411 or -491) has gotten progressively warmer and warmer in both sections. (Last night freezer was 28 and fridge 42.) Both temp controls are at max cool. Coils are clean; air circulation around the unit is good. Fans are running and vents are not obstructed; compressor turns on and off. No ice buildup seen on the vanes visible through the freezer vents, nor on the freezer walls. There is a bunch of dried blue-green residue on the floor behind the fridge (looks like something has been dripping and drying for quite a while), but sweetie says that's just from condensation dripping off the copper pipe connecting to the compressor in the back. Any guesses what the cause of the cooling problem might be?
Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:52 AM
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:29 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 04:41 PM
Edited to add: And the compressor seems to be running full-time now. That's another bad sign, right?
Posted 25 July 2005 - 05:17 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 07:07 PM
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