Refrigerator not cooling

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Old 07-11-14, 01:50 PM
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Refrigerator not cooling

So I have been trying to see what the issue is all day and have given up trying to decipher the internet and just directly ask for help

kenmore refrigerator with electronic temperature control

What I have so far:
- compressor gets warm to touch even hot, clicks once when power is added. I assume this click is normal.
- checked compressor starter, doesn't have a rattle when shaken, but when I used a multimeter it gave me less than 10 ohms.
- outside fan turns on and moves at an appropriate speed.
- inside lights and fan tuns on which i assume means it is not an electronic problem.
- no frost on coils in freezer and does not get cold at all.

That is all the relevant information I can think of. Thank you for any responses.
 
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Old 07-11-14, 02:04 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Can you post me a make and model number ?

You said the compressor is getting warm/hot. Check the copper lines leaving it... is one cold ?
 
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Old 07-11-14, 02:25 PM
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kenmore coldspot

model number: 53752201 SM2947677
edit: I hope this is the number. This is what was beside model number.

None of the copper coils are cooler than the other coils.
 
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Old 07-11-14, 03:43 PM
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A Kenmore part number would be xxx.xxxxxxx

If you can hear the compressor running then it sounds like your system has lost it's refrigerant charge. If the system was plugged one of the copper lines would be hot.
 
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106.53752201 would be the number then.

I'm a little confused on that. When I looked up freon leaks it seemed that they were gradual but my refrigerator was fine till this mourning. Can those things happen rapidly?


Edit: so i checked again and 3 of the 4 copper lines are hot.
 

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