Question about Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side Refrigerator
This is a kenmore 5366220 2004 model
Thanks so much for the help. i had the exact same problem and this diagnosis was dead on!
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
There is a problem with the compressor realy. it is mounted to the side of the compressor and when the coils get plugged with lint they will overheat and short out.
clean the coils and remove the relay, a white box looking device and shake it in you hand, if it rattles or has pieces coming out of it, then it is bad and should be replaced.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
SOURCE: kenmore model (p) 66992 fridge
If the compressor is not operating to cool the unit then the most likely causes are the relay or the capacitor or the compressor. If the compressor is extremely hot then that tells you the compressor is getting power but not working. If it isn't hot then it probably mean that either the relay or the capacitor is not allowing power to get to your compressor.
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Posted on Jul 19, 2011
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