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Kenmore side by side with electrical drain issue

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#1 rturonek

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

Kenmore 106.9532580 side by side refridgerator that has worked well for 20 years.  Just the other day all the lights went out.  Thought it was the bulbs, checked and all were good.  Shortly kept getting warming even though turning down the thermostat until everything was warm.  Emptied it and then I pluged it in with the thermostat off and the light in the freezer worked.  Opened the fridge door and both lights got really dim (remember thermostat is off).  Shut the freezer door and lights got a lot brighter in the fridge area.  Fan is on and always running.  I used a different outlet (on another circuit) with no difference.  Seems like it is some kind of power regulator or conditioner issue?  Hate to dump a great fridge if it's something repairable.  First time having any issue at all with this.



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:47 AM

i would start at the power cord and trace it to the machine compartment. check all lines and connections. Check compressor amp draw if possible.

I have also seen icemakers cause similar problems. Disconnect your icemaker by unplugging its electrical connection.

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#3 rturonek

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

Considering I never did unplug the ice maker, that is worth a try.  I can't see the plug or cord going bad, becase I have it strung up so it can't get pinched, but will look at that too!  Good suggestions thanks.  As for the compressor draw, the lights do the same think whether the thermostat is off or on.  I really like the icemaker thought!







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