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I need your model number, you may have a problem with your thermistat. Sears uses a different model number system than everyone. The model number will look like this 231.0564879 for example. Or yours may have electronic vents. Let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
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Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Sep 04, 2014


sethjames,the relay can fail and the compressor could still be fine.as a serviceman in your home i would pull off the relay and ohm out the compressor.their are three pins.i would put a meter probe to ground[scrape the probe into the metal of the compressor]and then touch each pin with the probe one at a time.you should get no reaction on you meter,if yes, then the internal motor windings are shorted to ground.now if that test's ok,next you put one probe on the common pin[most brands its the top of a triangle formed by the three pins]and the other would go on the start or run pin.the measurements/or readings would be like this if normal.common to start winding from about 1.0 ohms+- maybe .3 ohms,common to run wining about 1.5 ohms+- .3 ohms .the newer more efficient your compressor the lower the numbers the older the unit the higher the numbers,because the energy standards were less .if readings in the 3.0's that's not good [although ive seen boxes that were 15 to 20 years old working fine and were drawing about 4 amps],so resistance,ohms would be higher [dont mean to confuse you there mixing ohms and amps].also if you had an amp probe you could clamp it over one wire and that would tell you how hard the compressor is working.should be about one amp in the run winding[in a newer box]on my truck i carried a universal relay that was rated for certain horse power.it was best for me ,then only needed one part for all makes.wholesale in 2007 it was less than 10$.with on line access it may be just as easy for you to get the original.but i would think twice if cost was quite abit higher.i hope that helps abit ill be there if you need more advise God bless ,tom

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Aug 04, 2013


NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned WARMER WHICH MAKES THE REF COLDER AND VICE-VERSA. SEE?
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
But is probably a common defrost problem The ice build up
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Aug 24, 2011


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010


Hi,
The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
Checkout this tip to help you..

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3780310-water_running_in_refrigerator_from

heatman101

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010


turn the water off its behind the unit on the wall .
you might have a busted pip in the door but only tech' can fix that ....

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Jan 03, 2010


20 cubic feet = 34560 cu inches

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Nov 26, 2009


20cubic feet = 12X12X12x20= 34560 cubic inches

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Nov 26, 2009


Go to sears.com/parts. They will have it unless it is a part for an appliance over ten years old. Then I would look on Craigslist or ebay.

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Nov 24, 2009


How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.


Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Sep 11, 2009


Try a new defrost timer..your mullion heaters are not on...

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Aug 18, 2009


ther so pose to be a switc if none that for hummit

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on May 25, 2009


Sears models use a different way of numbering their models. Look on the door frame and near floor with fresh food compartment door open and see a series of numbers like this 911.46569
I will be able to help you better if you can find that number, Thanks, Sea Breeze seabreezehvac@yahoo.com

Kenmore 53082 /... | Answered on Apr 20, 2009

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