21.6 cu ft
Purchased ~ 12/2010
Stinker won't cool below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Both
It started out stinking like a burnt tire. Then frost all
over the freezer items.
So I replaced the 4387244 Condenser Fan Motor, which indeed
was leaking oil and not spinning too freely.
Now I have lots of air going in the bottom front left
(my left, its right) and going out the bottom front
The wind coming out the fan in the freezer section
is not all that cold.
The thing runs for a while and stops. Then cycles
again after a bit. If it is off and I kill power at
the breaker, it will start again.
I need my freeze back before I loose big dollars
in food. And the local repairmen take forever to get
here. Plus, most of them suck at it. The one guy
that is magic at this stuff is so far away, it is
hard to get him to come out (I insist on paying travel,
but he is swamped.)
I looked on the Sears web site, and appears that
the timer is an electronic control. Too many
contacts to swap out with an old one. Might be
Hey, you didn't say on your first post. Did you
want to try and fix this yourself?
1) The metal or cardboard on the back is important.
Please replace it after any examination or testing.
2) Is the fan in the back running?
3) There should be some black tube and wires, either
by the fan or under the unit. These need to be clean,
remove any dust or dirt with a brush and vacuum cleaner
with a hose.
Those actions fix a LOT of problems. The big round hot
black ball in the back, is it just hot, or does it hum
Stay near by it for two or three minutes. Does it hum
all the time? Does it hum, pause, and then louder
These are part of the diagnostic.
It is on. Air going in the bottom front left grill
and out the front right grill.
yes. I replaced it. old one had oil all over it.
Vacuumed it all out when I replaced the fan.
Don't remember any noise. But, wasn't checking for it.
It is just hot.
Okay, I just got a hold of the tech I like on the phone.
He said if I was losing freon, both fans would stay on
all the time. He also said the bulb in the back would
be cooler as it would have less work to do.
He said that the fact that both fans go off and it cycles
on and off makes him thing that the thing thinks it
is at temperature. He said, it is possibly the
---> 2213100 Adaptive, Defrost Control (electronic)
---> 2200859 Thermostat Assembly
He told me to turn the refrigerator section down and
see if the temperature decreases from 55F. That would
pin it to the Thermostat Assembly.
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On Saturday, September 6, 2014 3:51:01 PM UTC-4, Todd wrote:
If you can just let the whole unit warm up enough to basically start fresh,
it won't matter if the defrost is working or not. It will have been defrosted
by being turned off, warmed up. When you restart it, if it still doesn't cool,
then you know it's not a defrost issue, be it the timer, heater or whatever.
From the description, it sounds like you have bigger problems. Basic diagnosis
I would do is if the compressor is running, air is flowing over the condensor
coils, and the evaporator coils are not getting real cold, then you have a
refrigerant system issue of some kind and time to either junk it or call a pro.
Hi Stormin Mormon (copy and paste this time),
A Dyslexic typer for sure. I make so many typo'es. Took
me a minutes to find how I messed yours up. And I can't
see the stinkers until AFTER I hit the send button.
Yes I want things to check.
The thing is now sitting at 55F. I am wondering if it
is not all the ice I put in it finally warning up. The
air out the fan in the back of the freeze cavity is cool,
but not all that cool.
I don't know a lot about dyslexia, but it's very
real, and not a lot you can do about it. I'll be
gentle next time, if I say anything at all.
Please check for dust in the coils, that's one very
common problem. Also if the big black ball in the
back hums, vibrates, and if it pauses every couple
seconds. Now that I've repeated myself, I'll read
your other posts.
I've found on some fridge, it's necessary to
open the door, and snap off decorative plastic
plate. About four inches tall, and runs the
width of the fridge. You'll need a vacuum cleaner
with a hose in one hand, a flashlight in your
other hand, and a long brush in your other hand.
Close one eye, look in with the eye closest the
floor. Operate the vac cleaner, flash light and
brush with your hands.
Look into the back and make sure the fan still
runs, not blocked with some fiberglass, DAMHIKT.
The front was a mess.
After, I did the old toilet paper hanging down three feet over
the grill test. The exhaust pushes it about 5 times as far
I have ice in the fridg, so it is down to 50F. The Freezer
is a 60F. Now we wait.
I am go to go fishing! Free fishing day ins th PRC.
Thank you for helping me with this
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