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Kenmore model 253 fridge cools then issues....

Hello, I have a Kenmore model 253 fridge that originally cools four about 5 to 6 hours, then the compressor just cycles on for approximately ten seconds and off for about two minutes and this cycle continues until the freezer is completely warm. If I unplug the unit and wait approximately 2-3 hours the process repeats itself. I've found the defrost timer functions as does the heating element. The coils never become more frosted than normal. I'm thinking it might possibly be the run capicitor, starter relay, or compressor. The compressor is warm to the touch, but certainly not hot enough to burn my hand. I'm at a loss and any help would be appreciated. The unit is only seven years old. Thanks

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  • mclaneinc Feb 13, 2009

    I replaced both the relay and the run capacitor. I believe the relay definitely was bad. If I shook it, it would rattle. I plugged the fridge back in and it started fine. I waited until it had reached temperature and placed a cup of water in the freezer. It only froze a thin layer of ice over the top of the glass after sitting overnight. This morning I increased the temperature setting and the compressor would click on for about 5 seconds then off and this repeated about four times before the compressor finally started. I find it difficult to believe the brand new relay would be bad. I am going to check it again when I get home around 5:00 and if it's not working, trying jumping the thermostat wires to see if it kicks on. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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IF, after replacing the Overload, and PTC (Run and Start Caps) on your compressor, and the behavior continues, . . you might want to see about replacing the Master Control Board, which is generally under the front grill. ONLY if the compressor kicks-off and doesn't start is that a symptom of the need for a new Overload and PTC. Otherwise . . . you have to replace the main Board instead!

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Ye, try to first replace the Relay, if that does not help then go to the run capacitor. Those are going to be your only 2 problems that you will have as long as the compressor is still doing its job by atleast running

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