Kenmore model c646-8080890 serial 6fa00189 will not operate.Lights and fan opearate ok but the compressor fails to start.can you tell me if this could be the electronic control board.what resistance range can i expect in the three temperature sensors at room temp.
also what is the replacement number for the control board
thanks for any help you can supply
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Check to see if the compressor in back is running. It could need a new compressor start device. If it is running it could need a new compressor. The compressor cooling fan could be stalled and the compressor is overheating.
your fans are running,but the compressor isn't,you need to replace the ptc overload relay on the compressor as this supplies start and run current for the compressor,it unplugs off the compressor body on the unit
If your chest freezer is less than 50 years old, it does not have a fan. Cooling coils contact inner walls of freezer compartment, warm coils dissipate heat through outside walls of freezer. If compressor runs, temp is 30+ degrees, gasket is OK, lid not left open, then you have one of two contions: 1. Low capacity compressor 2. Refrigerant leak. Solution to either is to replace freezer. (My opinion: Don't get a Kenmore brand, which generally ties you into poor warranty and slow and poor service.) No matter what brand name is on the freezer, it is most likely manufactured by Electrolux (in St. Cloud, MN) or Haier (from China). Look at the model / serial number plate before purchase to see where it was manufactured. Yes, the USA manufactured ones are better. (and I'm not just saying that because the plant is less than 15 miles from where I am sitting right now)
Either your fan has stopped working, or it is not defrosting. Take the back panel of the freezer off and see if the evaporator coil is iced over, if it is replace the deforst heater, and the deforst thermostat. If the compressor is running the fan if the freezer should be running. Also make sure both your fridge and freezer controls are centered. Putting the freezer on the coldest setting acutally shuts off airflow to the fridge.
No, it is not a failed condenser. You need to see if the compressor is running though. When it runs you shaould have a fan in the freezer running, a fan underneath the fridge running, and the compressor should be running. I would be willing to bet that either the compressor is bad, or the start relay on the compressor.
There is no fuse in this refrigerator other than a fusable link located in the ice maker harness at the ice maker itself. There is an automatic reset breaker overload assm located on the side of the compressor that controls only the voltage to the compressor itself. Give specific details about your problem. Do lights come on, fan or fans run? supertechks
PS:find the model # on the identification plate, it will start 106.########