20 Most Recent Kenmore 5 cu. ft. / 142 liter Chest Freezer 11511 Questions & Answers


These ideas ****. Question was, what causes ice to build up in the chest freezer.

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Oct 16, 2018


why not then when its down to zero shut the unit off and open the lid and free freezing...no electricity required....remember pop machines sit out in all types of weather

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Sep 13, 2017


Make sure that power is reaching the motor after going thru the thermostat.
If juice is there replace the starting capacitor. If the motor gets hot but still does not run the rotor might be frozen - check with ammeter for abnormal current draw.
If compressor is frozen all you can do is replace unit.

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Jul 19, 2015


If, by plug in you mean the socket, then you need to check the fuse in the power plug next.
At the very lease there should be some light on the unit that illuminate even if it does not FREEZE.
If the compressor comes on wait to see if there is any drop in temperature. then it is possible the fuse was faulty.

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How to fix Kenmore chest freezer model 255 19502010




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Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Jul 18, 2015


hi thanks for the question .yes you will have to live with it warm & humid climate especially in the garage .A fan close by could help thanks the appliance doc

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Nov 19, 2014


Should be one or a thermostat faulty.

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Nov 05, 2014


it sounds like your compressor is popped

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014


Kenmore model 255.19502010 seems to have this problem where it will not get cold anymore, but it is a $12 solution and and easy wiring job. Easy like if you know colors and how to plug things in you should be able to do it. Get a Supco 3 n'1 Start (model RCO410) for a 1/4-1/3 hp compressor on ebay or Amazon. This one device replaces 3 different components (relay, overload and start capacitor) that all have a tendency to fail. When it arrives, make sure the frezer is unplugged, remove the metal panel on the side of the freezer. You will see a large black orb almost the size of a football, that is the compressor. On the left side there is a black plastic box that covers the connections on the side of the compressor. Open that up and you will find another black plastic thing plugged into the compressor that has a bunck of wires plugged into it. Pull it loose of the compressor by pulling straight back or gently prying it away with a flat screwdriver. You will see that it is plugged into 3 metal prongs that stick out of the compressor. You will see that all the wires go back to a Cylinder shaped device about 1.5 inch diameter and about 5 inches high it is secured to the bottom rail with a single bolt. Remove the black cylinder and all other pieces that were plugged into the compressor. You should be left with a white and black wire coming from the dial selector on the front. Follow the directions on the package of the SupcoBy connecting the white wire to the lower left prong on the compressor, the Black wire to the top center prong and the red wire to the bottom right prong. Connect the other 2 black wires to the black and white wire coming from the dial with the enclosed wire nuts. Put the new 3 in 1 next to the compressor andplug in your freezer to test. If it gets cold then unplug it and secure the new 3 n1 with a ziptie, duct tape' screw' or some other way (do NOT screw into the 3 n 1 just through the hole in the top.)

If this does not fix your freezer then put it on craigslist for a fermentation chamber for home-brewers and home wine makers because your compressor is probably shot.

One note: while I was repairing mine I took the dial thermostat out and int eh process unplugged one of the connection. The first time I plugged in my freezer it did not turn on but the green light was on. If this happens to you inspect all the connections and make sure they are on tight.

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Oct 27, 2013


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Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Jan 30, 2013


Have the same freezer bought the warrenty glad I did services tech said that he knew the porblem before he came to fix it compressor locked up at 7.9 amps he said this is an issues with 99.9 percent of this model. Light was on flashing but food would not freeze. Sears will replace for me they are giving me a diffrent model number. I had no power surge or nothing of that manner. Faulty appliance. A recall has'nt been issued... but it should

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Oct 30, 2012


The clicking is the compressor trying to start. Probably a better bet to replace rather than try to repair with new compressor and electrics, drier and gas.

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Jul 03, 2012


Turn it off, remove the stock, tap the sides with a block of wood and scrape to the bottom of the freezer with a dustpan and scoop it out. Refit the stock and switch back on. Takes 10 minutes. Check the lid seals properly once defrosted and check it's not accidentally in superfreeze mode.

Kenmore 5 cu.... | Answered on Jul 03, 2012

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