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Kenmore coldspot 106.52234101 side by side. Freezer defrostet producing burning rubber smell. Any idea why. sam

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The compressor may have a short circuit. This might be the problem. The standard warranty is five years for this part. You can call Sears 1-800-4my-home, to get more info. If they come out to repair it, there might be a diagnostic fee ($70.00) and if it is the compressor, it should be fully covered.

Let me know what happens. Thank you, Binary Bob

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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    Bob Morris Dec 03, 2008

    "How old is the refrigerator? Most compressor have at least a five year warranty. I would suggest you pay Sears the money and be done with it. When you change out the compressor the technician will have to remove the refrigerant from the system with a recovery unit, remove the old compressor, install the new one, leak check the connections, pull a good vacuum to remove any contaminates and air, then weigh in a new charge of refrigerant. If the compressor windings failed and burned inside the compressor ( this is common ) special care will be needed in removing and treating the system. When the compressor fails, the oil can turn to acid and if not treated or removed from the system it can damage the new compressor in a short period of time." (This info came from JackT in South Carolina.) Thank you Jack!



    Keep me posted and thank you, Binary Bob







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