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You need to remember, heat rises. If something is out of whack in your refrigerator and it's not able to remove heat properly, the heat it can't remove will rise to the top. I'll list a few things to look at.

1. Do you have ice build up that you can see on the back panel inside your refrigerator? If you do, you'll need to check your defrost cycle and circulation fan.

2. Check the fan by putting your hand by the upper holes on your back panel in the refrigerator. This can be problematic because depending on the age of the refrigerator, the fan might turn off when you open the doors.

3. Check the door seal for breaks, tears, or any leaks. Phycometric laws dictate that warm transfers to cold. So if you have any gap In the seal, warm air will migrate to cold air.

One definitive way to check if it is a defrost issue is to take everything out that might spoil and put in ice chests, unplug the unit, and open the doors for 8 hours to let any ice melt. Plug it back in and if it works properly, you have a defrost issue

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Mar 28, 2019


Do the old 'KISS" thing first (keep it simple ......thing). Chances are that there are tiny calcium deposits in the ice tray which makes an ice cube stick in the tray. If one ice cube sticks, the water will overflow as it needs all the trays empty for the filling. The water will drip down into the freezer area causing chunky ice and stalagmites. The calcium deposits are very teeny in size but will hang up an ice cube from dropping. If more than one ice cube (basically all the ice cubes) didn't drop then the heater in that unit that initially gets the ice cubes to drop could be bad.

I've taken the ice cube assembly out and used vinegar with baking soda to dissolve the calcium and that worked. I left it in for a couple of days. "Do NOT" use anything like a knife or whatever to scrape the bottom of the tray as it will destroy the finish and keep the ice cubes sticking.

When I had the warranty service come out, the technician explained what happened to the tray (calcium). He replaced the tray but the next time it happened I used the vinegar and baking soda. I eventually bought a new tray for 1/2 the price on the internet when the problem happened later on in life.

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Dec 05, 2017


Replace ice maker. Heater is bad.

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Nov 03, 2017


Clean condenser coils, remove anything around refrigerator that might prevent air flow on coils. Make sure freezer and fresh food area door are completely closed.

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Aug 03, 2017


Have you put a few boxes of baking soda in the fridge to absorb the pungent odors? Do that.

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Jul 07, 2017


yes , when you measure in series with a load in an electrical circuit , you will measure the voltage loss the device causes by exerting its load on the supply power , this is what I suspect your seeing , if the optical sensor looks ok on the bucket thing , I suspect your having the old whirlpool water inlet solenoid problem , id ck that
try adding a small amount of water to ice form tray , if it makes ice in 24 hrs then yep you need a solenoid , also those tiny little sensors they use to sense where ice level is at , can be seen with the use of a simple home video camera (not your phone) , seems home vid cams are extra sensitive too IR light so you can view the light source with it to check it !!

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017


On the bottom rear of the refrigerator as you are looking at it from behind the left side where the water is feeding into there should be a double valve. 1 is for the water and the other to the icemaker. Many times that valve won't shut off, however the switch that dispenses the water is evidentially bad and needs to be checked if it is stuck open.

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Jun 03, 2017


On some Kenmores it'shas a fancy term;it is called Pre-Chill. The compressor and compressor fan comes on but the inside fan does not till the evap chills down.

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Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Nov 22, 2016


All Whirlpool and sears bottom mount freezer you need to take black ducks bill off of back of ref. And take freezer apart and remove ice completely from evap.drainpan

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Oct 06, 2016


The compressor may be locked up or the start capacitor has failed. Another reason may be a defrost heat strip has shorted to the cabinet which will blow the fuse.

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Jul 10, 2016


The model numbers for a Kenmore are like this example=> 106.12345678
APPLIANCE 911

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on May 27, 2016


Sounds like where the Ice comes out of the ice maker sometimes gets clogged with ice look inside that little Hopper the goes into the door and see if it has Cube's jammed in it

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Apr 24, 2016


It often requires more of a pry than a snap but it can be done.

Kenmore Side by... | Answered on Jan 19, 2016

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