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Kenmore 596.6931301 Fridge Won't Cool, but freezer works

mav12

Premium Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2021
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Location
USA
Model Number
596.6931301
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
1-5 years
Hello,

I am new to this forum... I have the same refrigerator and barely used.. It seems in November it constantly gets to 40F+ when all the controls are to 7 to coldest. A tech suggested that is the problem with Chinese compressor and needs replacing for $500+ for the US built brand. He suggested to buy a new product.

What do you think? Is it possible/worth it to find a used compressor from a newer refrigerator and replace it?
 

mav12

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Location
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Thank you for the reply. Do you mean outside? I don't see any frost on the outside.
Or are you asking of there is any ice on the inside? Would I need to remove the plastic inside covers?
 

rickgburton

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are you asking of there is any ice on the inside?
Yes. Inside the freezer section on the back wall. Also check the vent holes in the bottom of the cover for any frost. You don't need to remove any panels yet. Make sure the fan in the freezer is working and the fan by the compressor is working. Make sure the coils under the machine are clear and not packed with dirt and dust or pet hair.
 
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