• Please note, some of the links on our site are affiliate links (Learn More)

106.52203100 Kenmore Coldspot constantly needing to be manually defrosted and not cooling

eholcomb19777

Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2017
Messages
1
Location
Missouri
Model Number
106.52203100
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
My Kenmore Coldspot has been having the coils in the freezer get iced over causing the fridge and freezer to not cool properly. We can turn it off and defrost it ourselves and it will start working again for a week or so until it gets frosted up again. What is possibly causing this and how can I test it and fix it.
Model # 106.52203100
 

rickgburton

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
36,997
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
One of the defrost components is out. Remove the evaporator cover and check the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat for continuity. The defrost thermostat needs to be below 40*F to show continuity. Check that while it's still frosty before you defrost it again. If the defrost heater and thermostat check good the control is bad.

Here's a link for the heater and thermostat however, the control has been discontinued and is no longer available.
Defrost Thermostat WPW10225581
Defrost Heater Assembly WP2323197
 
Top