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bobbyZ34

07:30AM | 10/11/04
Member Since: 10/10/04
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I've got a 4 year old Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator Model # 59502990. It's a side by side refrig. with ice and water dispenser. The refrigerator cools but then appears to stop at some point in the day or night and then cools again. So we everything is melting then freezing again. The ice cubes melt and drip then refreeze. Is this a thermostat issue? The non-freezer side is a little harder to tell if it is having problems. I assume there are separate thermostats. Is this the possible solution?

Thanks, Rob

appliguy

08:24AM | 10/11/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator Model # 59502990**

I believe that model# will be 106.59502990

**The refrigerator cools but then appears to stop at some point in the day or night and then cools again**

**The ice cubes melt and drip then refreeze. Is this a thermostat issue?**

Could be a thermostat problem, staying off too long or forgetting to come back on....but some other possible trouble makers:

- dirty condensor coils

- condensor fan motor not working or not working properly

- compressor shutting off on it's built in safety switch

- high temp spike in the defrost cycle

- door(s) not closing properly

- evaporator fan motor ( in the freezer ) slow or quiting

** I assume there are separate thermostats**

One appears to control the entire refrigerator on and off and a second control is for the air damper door between the 2 sections.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

bobbyZ34

08:32AM | 10/11/04
Member Since: 10/10/04
2 lifetime posts
I had vacuumed the condensor coils when this first started and it still occured after that. I know the door seal works fine. That was the first thing we thought it was.

There are a lot of other possibilities it looks like I'll have to call in a professional, I was hoping it was something I could handle on my own.

- condensor fan motor not working properly

- compressor shutting off on it's built in safety switch

- high temp spike in the defrost cycle

- evaporator fan motor ( in the freezer ) slow or quiting (IT ACTUALLY BLOWS REALLY WELL, REALLY COLD AND FAST.

Thanks, Rob

DanO

10:02AM | 10/11/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** The ice cubes melt and drip then refreeze. So we everything is melting then freezing again. **

You've definitely seen evidence of other items in the freezer thawing and refreezing *besides* just the mess the ice cubes end up in?

** Is this a thermostat issue? I assume there are separate thermostats. **

Your model does appear to have 2 thermostats, what exactly they control I don't know.

It is usually the freezer thermostat which controls the running of the compressor which in turn provides cooling to the whole appliance. The fridge compartment thermostat may control an air damper but even if defective wouldn't usually cause the compressor to stop running which is the most common way thawing in the freezer could take place.

JMO

Dan O.

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appliguy

01:30PM | 10/11/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**You've definitely seen evidence of other items in the freezer thawing and refreezing -besides- just the mess the ice cubes end up in?**

Maybe just the icemaker is doing something strange throught the night time??

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/
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