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not cooling Kenmore 596.57542791


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#1 llky

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:10 PM

My Kenmore side by side refrigerator model 596.57542791 is not cooling. The compressor is running I checked the freezer and it was frosted on the back wall.The evaporator fan was not running.I took off the back panel and the evaporator was frozen up.I turned the defrost timer into the defrost cycle and the defrost heater comes on.I then turned the timer into the refrigeration cycle and the evaporator fan came on.I'm thinking that the evarorator fan should be running when the compressor runs.Is this right?Also what would have made it freeze up?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:00 PM

From your description it sounds like you have a faulty defrost timer. Did you let the timer complete the defrost cycle?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

Part link to the defrost timer ==> http://www.repaircli...er=596.57542791

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

Thanks for the replies.No I did not let the timer complete the defrost cycle.What about the evaporator fan?Should it be running when the compressor runs?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:52 PM

... evaporator fan?
... Should it be running when the compressor runs?

not always,
I think only when the Defrost Thermostat is cold again (closed) after Defrolst.
Kenmore 596. made by Amana
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

not always,
I think only when the Defrost Thermostat is cold again (closed) after Defrolst.


Correctillia.

And what is that temperature in the freezer?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:41 AM

OR, it coul;d just be a bad Evaporator Fan.
Is there 120v there ?
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

Yes there is 120 volts at the evap fan.Should it always be running when the compressor is running?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:30 PM

Yes there is 120 volts at the evap fan.Should it always be running when the compressor is running?

should be running if there's 120v at the Evaporartor Fan Motor
Only runs [when the Compressor is running and the Defrost Thermostat is closed (cold)]
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