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106.51123210 Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator not cooling or freezing


Premium Member
Apr 6, 2023
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
6-10 years
Hi. I have a Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator model 106.51123210. When I came back from work I noticed there was a puddle of water under the refrigerator. Everything in the freezer side was thawing out and the cooler side was almost room temperature. Both the condenser and the evaporator fans are not running and the compressor is not on either. We tried checking the compressor relay with a multi meter and shaking the relay to hear if there was rattling coming from the relay. We ordered a new relay but it's still not cooling or freezing. I also cleaned the condenser coils but still nothing. If possible can anyone point me towards the right direction? Thanks
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Both the condenser and the evaporator fans are not running and the compressor is not on either.

There are 2 things that will stop all fans and the compressor at the same time, the thermostat and the defrost control. BOth are in the control console.

These links were supplied by this message author. They are pertinent to your message.

LINK > 106.51123210 Refrigerator Thermostat

LINK > Defrost Control

Once you get to it, the thermostat should be able to be tested for continuity to see if it might be responsible for the inactivity.

LINK > Appliance411 FAQ: How do I test for continuity?

Dan O.
So I checked for residence and it's reading 0.0 ohms

That should rule it out. If the thermostat was responsible it should measure infinite resistance.

I can't think of anything else that would stop both compressor and motors together besides the defrost control... assuming there is still power to the fridge. I don't know how to directly test it to determine its actual functioning. I've attached your fridge's wiring diagram and 'tech sheet' below. You might be able to use it to figure out how to confirm its functioning otherwise you might need to take a chance on replacing it.

Tech Sheet # W10393020


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