I have a kenmore Refrigerator model 106. It stopped getting cold. What could be the problem?
Good evening, thanks for your inquiry. A couple of questions...do oyu hear any fans running, like inside the freezer? Have you heard any clicking or buzzing form the rear lower compartment where the compressor is? And lastly, do you have the complete model #? Kelly
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I do hear a fan running. No clicking or buzzing. The model number is XXXXX(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Has the temps gotten to room temp or still slightly cold? Do you see ice/frost on the back wall of the freezer towards the bottom?
Temps are room temperature. It is completely thawed and smells funny (don't know if that is relevant or not). No ice or frost present.
If you are able, can you pull the unit away from the wall and remove the cover, if present, from the compressor area? If so, touch the compressor and see if it is hot to the touch, be careful because they can be very hot!
removed back cover. Compressor is warm, but not hot. Fan is turning.
Is the compressor running, is there vibration to signify it running?
Yes, it is running (vibrating).
Well, unfortunately I don't have very good news for you. You have some type of sealed system problem, such as a leak (most likely), a bad compressor or restriction. From what you describe, I would have to guess that the refrigerant has leaked out. Either way, it is repairable only by an experienced technician possessing the proper equipment. Judging from your model #, the unit has some experience (it's aged :-) and is probably best replaced. I am sorry I don't have better news for you...KellyTown & Country Appliance Service39664.017309456