05:09AM | 08/02/05
Member Since: 08/01/05
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I have a Kenmore Top Freezer Refrigerator that is about 5 years old.

The fridge on the bottom is staying nice and cold, but the freezer on top will not freeze -- and I have no clue what the problem could be.

I checked the coils - not dirty.

I took the back off the inside of the freezer - no ice build-up.

It stays cold in the top freezer but certainly not on the "freeze" level as many of the items in the freezer have begun to thaw.



10:04AM | 08/02/05
Member Since: 07/23/04
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Model#? Kenmore is made by several different companies... Some model# helps.

**I took the back off the inside of the freezer - no ice build-up**

What did the evaporator/cooling coils look like? All even frosted, 1/2 bare, ball of ice?

-Some- common pics of bad ones.


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10:11AM | 08/02/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** I have a Kenmore Top Freezer Refrigerator that is about 5 years old. **

It might help if you posted the fridge's exact model number so we can see how your particular model was designed (they're not all the same) and whom actually manufactured it for S ears. You can find tips for locating that identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Search


** I took the back off the inside of the freezer - no ice build-up. **

When working normally, there should be a uniform "frost" (not "ice") build up across the *whole* evaporator (cooling) coil except right after a defrost cycle when it will be clear. You can see some example pictures of normal and abnormal frost pattern towards the end of the page the following link:

- My frost free refrigerator is not cooling properly. What might be the problem?


What did yours look like?

Dan O.

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