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Our side by side freezes the food on the refrigerator side in the two lower drawers, fruits and vegetables. I have it set on 2.5 cool.

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The working procedure of the Kenmore side by side refrigerator is as follows:--- First the compressor starts, the compressor is the main part which does the cooling.In the compressor there is refrigerant due to that it does the cooling.------- So compressor starts and it only cools the freezer section.In freezer section there is a evaporator coil.On that coil there is a defrost thermostat and defrost heater.This both defrost thermostat and defrost heater are controlled by defrost board.--- When the freezer compartment gets freezed to its set temperature.At that time the thermostat triggers the defrost board that freezer is cold till its set temperature.So now the defrost board gives command to defrost heater to turn ON.This is the main defrost cycle.In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running.And defrost heater starts running.Defrost heater melts the frosted ice collected on the coils and cool air from freezer section transfers to fridge section via the fan.The fan blows this cool air in the freezer section to fridge section.And this is how the fridge section gets cool.From where the cool air transfers from freezer to fridge section, this section is called damper.This damper open and closes by the motor.In defrost cycle damper motor open the damper cover and cool air runs to fridge section and in cooling mode the damper cover remains closed.---------But in your case, everything else is working fine.But damper cover is not closing.Due to this cool air is non-stop running from freezer to fridge section.That is why every thing in two lower drawer is freezing.There is where the damper cover is.---------- Either the damper cover is stuck open.Which you can force bit manually and close.Or the other possibility is, that damper motor is got faulty.And that is why the damper cover is remained open in one position.If the motor is faulty, then complete damper assembly including motor is available, that has to be replaced.---------------Most probably in your case the damper door is not getting properly closed or its stuck open or the damper motor is shorted out.Try to manually close open the door.If it starts working, your problem will get solved.But if its not functioning then damper assembly has to be replaced. ---------------- Many a times the damper door gets over-freezed and due to that this door gets stuck open.In that case i suggest try manual defrost procedure.In manual defrost procedure all ice will be melted from your complete refrigerator.So if this is freezing issue with damper door, then it will come to its normal procedure.The manual defrost procedure is as follows:----- First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again.If the problem is still there, then replace damper assembly. -------------- To see how damper assembly looks.Please click the link below:--- http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/06/kenmore-side-by-side-refrigerator.html ------------ You can get required parts from from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site. --------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.


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