I have a Kenmore side-by-side door refrigerator (Model: 253.55693402) and I was cleaning the freezer side, so I had turned off the freezer side knob. I was at it for only a few minutes when I hear the evaporator fan start to slow and then go off. It never fired back up, so I called a technician. He came and checked the fridge and at first said it was the evaporator fan motor that had fried, so he replaced it, but later said it was the Defrost Control Board that was damaged and it in turned damaged the fan motor.
I left it a whole day to test and the freezer side seems to be freezing. I noticed that the temperature knobs donít really respond, especially the refrigerator side. I set the freezer side to 1 but the fan doesnít seem to turn off. In fact, the evaporator fan seems to be on almost all of the time. The freezer is pretty much empty. The refrigerator side is cold, but even at the coldest setting, it doesnít really seem that cold and it is colder at the top.
So the refrigerator seems to be running nonstop. The refrigerator temperature knob doesnít seem to be working and isnít as cold as the coldest setting would suggest.
I would appreciate any advice on what action to take, aside of getting a new fridge.