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When i plug in the freezer the compressor hums for a few seconds then shuts off

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SOURCE: freezer compressor hums when turned on then shuts

Compressor is going into thermal overload. This means the compressor won't be any good. Replacement is needed.

Dave

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Bad relay or bad compressor.

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My freezer turns on when plugged in and cools to below zero, then shut off and warm to 37 degrees before turning back on. I just replaced the temperature control thermostat and the defrost thermostat.


Sounds like compressor is overheating and taking hours to restart. check by listening for the hum of the compressor shortly after it has reached temperature. also check the condenser is clean and fan working.

Dec 07, 2015 | Kenmore Freezers

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Why will it not come on?


The rust shouldn't make any difference.

When you plug it in, does the interior light turn on? If not, suspect the wall outlet - test it for power by plugging in something else. If the interior light turns on, listen very closely to the freezer. It should hum. If it doesn't, toy with the freezer control inside - it may just be turned off. Turn it to about midpoint and listen very closely to it again. If still no hum, wait a short while, then feel carefully on the outside of the cabinet - it may be running through a defrost cycle. The outside of the cabinet may get warm while that's happening, especially around the door gaskets. Wait a while (half an hour, an hour, for the defrost cycle to finish - the freezer should run then.

If it never hums, then the compressor isn't running, so adding freon won't make any difference. Instead, suspect the defrost timer - that's a little electronic circuit board inside.

If it HUMS but never gets COLD, then you potentially have a freon leakage problem. It's difficult at best, though, to refill a refrigerator or freezer - they don't usually have refill taps.

Oh, yes. If the internal light never comes on but you've proven that the wall outlet has power, it's entirely possible that the plug is bad and needs to be redone.

Jul 29, 2014 | Kenmore 12.1 cu. ft. Upright Freezer 2826

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Not cooling


is the freezer plugged into a gfi outlet? outlet may have tripped.
if there is power to the unit: (light on, fan running, etc.)
a large clump of frost around the lines/ top shelf, means it could be a leaker and will need to be replaced.
a clicking, humming noise repeating every few minutes could be a compressor start relay.
if the freezer has tripped the breaker, the compressor has developed an internal short and again would have to be replaced

Oct 31, 2013 | Freezers

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Kenmore 7.5 freezer stopped working.


Thanks for all the suggestions. I just replaced the overload relay and it does the same thing. Runs for a few seconds and the loud click from overload relay. I did notice the relay is really hot to the touch, if that matters.Coils on back are clean. I had noticed the last few months that the inside coils were frosting up quite a bit.Really had hoped it was the relay.

Dec 04, 2012 | Kenmore 7.5 cu. ft. / 212 liter Upright...

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Freezer won't turn on


GIVE IT TIME SO THE THE SYSTEM COULD STABILIZE IT SYSTEM FOR A FRESH STARTUP. OR HAVE CHECK TO ITS OVERLOAD UNIT THE COMPRESSOR MOTOR.

Sep 12, 2012 | Kenmore Freezers

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Hums seconds only does not freeze


If it hums then quits and hums and quits and just keeps doing this then either the compressor start relay is burned out or the compressor is seized. Unless you are capable of diagnosing this you should have a tech check it out. If it's just a relay they are relatively cheap, but if it's the compressor it could cost more than the freezer is worth.

Dec 03, 2011 | Kenmore 12.8 cu. ft. / 362 liter Chest...

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Freezer runs for 2 seconds then stops, and runs this cycle.


Good day,
The shut off is due to the protective overload mounted on the side of the compressor to shut it down, if it can't start.
On the side of the compressor is a cover box that contains the overload device, a start relay, and on some models, a start/run capacitor.
These items can to a degree tested with an ohm meter, but it is wiser to take them to an appliance parts house for testing.
If any are found defective, replace them. If not, the compressor has failed internally and needs to be replaced. Close to $400.00 if not more.

Feb 06, 2010 | Freezers

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Freezer compressor hums when turned on then shuts down after about 15 20 seconds. After it sits for awhile I can plug it back in and the same thing happens. Any thoughts?.


Compressor is going into thermal overload. This means the compressor won't be any good. Replacement is needed.

Dave

Aug 21, 2009 | Freezers

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