Kenmore Fridge only cooling when knob is turned past certain setting
Hi there, I just recently purchased a used kenmore top freezer fridge and I’m having issues with it.
When I bought the fridge it seemed to be working fine but I quickly discovered that it was freezing everything in the fridge area and I noticed the temperature knob was set to coldest so I turned it down to a little above the “cold” (least cold) setting and I noticed it stopped making noise/stopped cooling. I assumed this was a good thing but now it’s been almost 12 hours later and I haven’t heard it turn on once, and when I open the freezer the ice is starting to melt and the fridge doesn’t seem to be cooling anymore.
If I turn the knob to anywhere past 1/4th away from the warmest setting it switches on and stays on 24/7, anything less and it stays off 24/7. So basically I can either have frozen food in my fridge, or the fridge won’t work at all.
This is already the second fridge I’ve bought because the first one was leaking water and now I’m having this issue with this one. I’d really prefer to fix this if possible so I don’t need to buy a third fridge. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this issue? Thank you!