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Old 06-06-2009, 11:24 AM
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Question Refrigerator side isn't cold enough, Freezer is
Model Number: 106.9552852   Brand: Kenmore   Age: More than 10 years   

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My refrigerator suddenly won't get the food, drinks cold enough! Over the last few days I have been moving the control to colder but the drinks are not getting colder. The freezer side seems to be freezing ok. What can be causing one side and not the other to not be cold enough? It does seem to be running. Kenmore Model # 106.9552852. Thanks for any help!


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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's open.


If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat Refrigerator Repair Guide: How To Fix a Refrigerator - ACME HOW TO.com
Part 6 on this diagram is your timerKENMORE | Model #1069552852 | REFRIGERATOR | CONTROL | ********************************.com

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Thank you for your reply. The freezer is also starting to warm up now. Cold air is still blowing in from the back of the freezer though. I will take the back off and see if the coils are icing up. Not sure how to do that...but will go back and look through the website you sent me. Thanks! Barb

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Part 6 on this diagram is your timer KENMORE | Model #1069552852 | REFRIGERATOR | CONTROL | ********************************.com
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Here it is a year later and I am still having the same problem! I didn't fix it last summer as it seemed to fix itself. Maybe things just weren't quite as cold as they could have been but the the freezer froze and the fridge was cold. Last night I moved the timer control advance screw and then checked it about 1/2 hr later and it had not moved so today I replaced the timer control. It has been about 4 hours since doing it. The freezer is cold but the refrigerator is barely cold. How long should I wait? How do I check the flap between the freezer and the refrigerator to make sure it opens? Because it is Sat, I bought the defroster heater and the defroster thermostat but need to know which problem it might be next. Any help is greatly appreciated and...as soon as possible will help me most. Thanks!

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