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    Kenmore Refrigerator Running Too Cold

    Model Number: 10658963700
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 1-5 years

    The fridge has been running rather cold for the past year. It has recently gotten worse, the fridge wasn't empty but did have a light to moderate load of food in it, and stuff froze. Even one of the bottom drawers was frozen shut. The freezer thermostat has been set to 0, seems fine, and the fridge to 45F, the max, though obviously it is colder than that. Any ideas?

    We haven't done any refrigerator maintenance of any kind and have lived here for 2 years, the fridge is roughly 4-5 years old.

    We haven't done anything simple like pulling the fridge out to see if there is lots of dust or dirt on the back. Nevertheless, I'm guessing it may be a thermistor or control board based on web searches, but I can't figure out how to make the fridge do and report a diagnostic test.

    Thank you for any help!

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    Admin/Technician Doc Ryan's Avatar
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    The problem could be caused by a bad thermistor, control board, or air damper. You can test the thermistor by unplugging the refrigerator and removing the thermistor. The thermistor should measure approximately 2.7K ohms at 77F. If you remove the bottom grille of the refrigerator, there will be a tech sheet folded up inside the grille. This tech sheet has instructions to put the refrigerator into a service diagnostics mode. Let us know what you find is causing the problem.

    These are the parts for your refrigerator:

    Thermistor - PD00003489

    Air Diffuser - PD00003487

    Electronic Control Board - PD00005313
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