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Kenmore Refrigerator #253.64873402 not cold.


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#1 byers99

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:18 PM

Frig was not cold and items in freezer were thawing out. I pulled off the bach cover and cleaned the coils of 6 years of crud build up. The compressor was pretty warm so I unplugged unit to let cool. When plugged bace in the air blowing in the freezer was very cold but after awhile it started warming. The frig compt did not really get too cold. The unit seems to run constantly ant the solid items in the freezer do not freeze hard. The fan up top is blowing. When I looked at the evap coils for the frost pattern, they were mostly clean as this problem had gone on a couple of days.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:23 PM

When I looked at the evap coils for the frost pattern, they were mostly clean


Verify that the compressor is actually running (should feel vibration/heat,audible) - if so post pic or Youtube video of frost pattern after compressor has been running for an hour or two
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:47 PM

... When I looked at the evap coils for the frost pattern, they were mostly clean

... do you mean "partially frosted" ?
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:52 PM

Send us a pic of your evap. And when you do the test GMF kdog advises, you may want to stick a towel or cloth or something soft in the condenser fan blade to prevent it from turning. Sometimes the vibration from the fan transfers to the compressor and can fool you into thinking the compressor is vibrating.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:19 AM

You can also touch the liquid line on the compressor. It should be hot. The liquid line is the smaller refrigerant tube leaving the compressor. If you have a amp meter read the amp draw at the compressor.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:30 PM

HERE ARE THE PICTURES OF THE EVAP.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:08 AM

:eyefinger: Can't see 'em
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:17 PM

:eyefinger: Can't see 'em


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:38 PM

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:25 PM

Nice pictures, here's mine.

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