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Kenmore Manual defrost freezer model # 20328 stopped working.

It does not run right now. Is it worth having a tech come and check it out or is there something I can check to see if it is fixable? It's about 20 years old. Tech visit would cost about $56 and wonder if it's better to jsut put that towards new freezer? Thanks

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: my freezer

is there a temp control on this unit ?if so check the setting .if not and it is on and running but not cooling ,you have a bigger problem ,freon leak or other ,good luck

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Compressor Stops on Kenmore Chest Freezer

The thermostat needs to be replaced part # 216230400 it is $59.51 at www.sears.com (parts) or it is $52.45 at www.apdepot.com this will fix ya.... both will ship direct to you. If you have to leave you can unplug unit and jumper out the thermostat 2 wires plug back in. This will make the unit run 24/7 until you get the part but it is better than losing the food

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Freezer Model FFU20F9FW1 defrost problems

you say when you advance the defrost timer , id assume turn it ever so slightly the machine kicks on ad begins to freeze again?? then prior to advancing timer i would expect the unit to be totally dead(stuck in defrost mode).no fans,compressor or anything. that suonds like a bad timer or chck the wires going into the timer

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Freezer won't run

There is no reset switch. There is a thermal overload protector mounted on the compressor. Does the compressor hum and then give a click sound. If so your compressor has failed. If the compressor is cold (Room Temperature) and it does not try to run your thermostat may be bad. If so remove the temperature control and jumper the two main wires that connect to the control. Unit should be unplugged to do this operation. Insulated the wires so they do not contact any metal surface. Plug the freezer back in. If it runs and cools replace the thermostat.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

jcpark50
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SOURCE: freezer won't start after defrost cycle

It might be the timer motor, if it doesn't run. neither does the timer. Easily replaceable and cheap. good luck. John

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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