Question about Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Freezer is steady at zero and has not changed but the fridge will not get cold. I've vacumed out the coils as well as checked the duct at the back all seems fine but still won't get cold.
It sounds like cold air from the freezer isn't making it to the fridge compartment. This can be cause by a several things. The damper that lets air into the fresh food side is stuck in "closed" position, the temp sensor (t-stat) isn't working properly, the evaporator fan (in the freezer comp above the coils) isn't working to blow air up to the fresh food section. In some situations, the defrost cycle for the freezer section isn't working and the coils have frozen into a block of ice and air can't flow over them properly so you get not cold air to the fresh food section but the freezer still stays cold due to the block of ice.
Posted on Feb 27, 2007
Top part of freezer will not keep food frozen.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Try this: Ice maker has rake that scoops ice out of mold and into bin. Bag from hot dog buns gets caught in rake, causing overload breaker to trip, same breaker that controls evaporator fan that blows cold air into fridge from freezer. Remove bag, breaker resets, fan starts. GE fridge.
Posted on Oct 20, 2007
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Your refrigerator gets its cold air from the freezer by way of a fan that transfers air past the freezer coils to the refrigerator. If the fan isn't working the refrigerator will not get cold. I your coils in the freezer are freezing up this will also stop the flow of air to the refrigerator. The first thing to check is the fan.
Most refrigerator/ freezers are only controlled by one compressor (unless its a very expensive model). So if one is cold and the other isn't it's normally a simple problem.
First, check the temperature knob dials. Then check the seal using the dollar bill test or flash light test (described in link below).
You can also unplug the unit for at around twenty-four hours to clear blocked vents. Be sure to place some towels around the unit and prop all the doors open.
Defrosting your fridge should clear up any blockage in the duct as water and gunk often clog up the ducts. While you are at it clean the coils and the inside of your fridge and freezer.
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