Kenmore side by side maybe a toaster
Posted 15 August 2005 - 06:45 AM
I need some diagnostic help. I have a Kenmore side by side refrigerator model 106.57572790 that is not cooling. I noticed the water from the dispenser was warmer then is should be and the beer section was about 48 degrees. The freezer was about 20 degrees. This problem has occurred once in the past when it was in warranty and the service man added some Freon to the system and it has worked well for about 4 years.
I removed the panel in the freezer section and looked at the evaporator. It had frost on it from the capillary tube down to the first bend at the bottom, aside from that the rest was not very cold. The condenser and evaporator fans are working and the compressor runs. The bimetal defrost terminator is closed when it has ice on it and open when it warms up. The defrost heater measures about 26.5 ohms. I have a set of gauges and connected the low side to the fitting on the process tube. With the compressor running the pressure went down to about -3 psig. On occasion the pressure would not drop at all and stay at approximately 50 psig. Is the compressor toast or is the evaporator ? On the request of my wife I have a serviceman coming out on Friday but I would really like to fix it myself or at least know it is not worth the cost to get it fixed.
Thanks for your help in advance.
Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:13 AM
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:58 AM
Thanks for your help
Posted 17 August 2005 - 07:02 AM
Is it worth fixing?
Any guess as to how difficult it would be to fix?
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