Kenmore Refrigerator 106.8596880 cooling won't stay on?My Kenmore refrigerator 106.8596880 stopped cooling/freezing. I I bought a new thermostat control only to discovered after I ...
Answer to: Kenmore Refrigerator 106.8596880 cooling won't stay on?This year (some 3 years later, fridge went out again only this year it was the controller. After part was replaced it still wouldn't cool. Then I recalled from 2014, the need to thaw the freezer coils. Once this was done web were back in action! Remember to check the freezer coils for frost/ice build up. It may require you to remove the remove the coil cover. Ice build up must be thawed and removed or the freezer won't still won't begin to freeze even after replacing thermostat, controller,v etc. You can expedite the thawing process by using a blow dryer to melt the ice buildup. Be careful using this method.
Answer to: Kenmore Refrigerator 106.8596880 cooling won't stay on?Hi, after researching this problem on my own and running some tests, I discovered the problem is a sticking defrost timer. As instructed, I took a screwdriver and and manually turned the timer a bit and the fridge kicked on. A quick replacement of a $15.00 +/- part has saved me from buying a new fridge!