Question about Kenmore 14.1 cu. ft. / 399 liter Upright Freezer 23414

1 Answer

Freezer Not Freezing Food

I have a kenmore upright freezer. The Inside temp of the freezer stays at about 55 degrees all the time, Even at the coldest setting. I had I ice at the bottom of the freezer and the temp stayed right at 55. I unpluged the freezer for 48 hours to let it thaw out. I turned it back on and again it dropped to 55 degrees but when I touch the bottom of the inside of the freezer its Ice cold. Cold to the point your hand sticks to it. My question is Why is the bottom cold and the rest of the freezer warm. Is there a circulating fan that is not opperating or do I have a bigger problem?
Any suggestions will be helpful.

Posted by on

  • jt_nunnally Feb 12, 2009

    This Guy nailed my problem. I took the inside back cover off and my fan was froze up. I took the fan out and loosened up the shaft put it back in and it turned right on. In a matter of 30 min the top temp of the freezer was at 38 degrees. Thanks man.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,896 Answers

There is a circulation fan and also a vent. Either the fan is blowing, or there is a cloged vent.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Upright freezer not freezing food and ice forming on back wall


is the top of the freezer full where it can breathe remove something to help it breathe

Sep 10, 2012 | Kenmore Freezer 20.3 cu. ft. Frost Free...

1 Answer

Keep a refrigerator/freezer in garage. The


Good day,
Yes. Domestic appliances will not work properly below approx 55 degrees.
The freezer suffers most simply because the machine runs rarely at 55 degrees and degrades as the temp goes lower.
They are designed to balance properly when in an environment where people live. Ideally 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
The machine is not broken.
Moving it inside, is the only solution.

Thank for using Fixya

Jan 02, 2010 | Frigidaire Freezers

1 Answer

New upright kenmore freezer temp varies +/- 10 degrees


Over what period of time did this variation occur?

The freezer should have an automatic defrost cycle. The temperature will rise while it is going through this cycle.

Oct 18, 2009 | Freezers

1 Answer

New freezer not cooling - temp @ 25 degrees and food is defrosted


It is probably the control board and since it's new it's still under warranty so a certified Frigidaire repair man will fix it without charge. There should be a telephone number with the paperwork you received when you bought it.

Aug 29, 2009 | Frigidaire 20.3 Cu. Ft. Frost-Free Upright...

2 Answers

Alarm goes off and freezer not cold


The light indicates the need for a new battery (9V)

Jul 21, 2009 | Kenmore 20.6 cu. ft. Upright Freezer 24092

1 Answer

Proper temp. range in freezer


Hi dgh1,
The freezer should stay within 5 degrees of 0 while in operation. While in defrost the freezer may reach as high as 20 to 25 degrees. If any higher temperatures are reached your food will spoil as they are defrosted and refroze everyday. If you find that the temperature is allowing your food to defrost you may want to replace your defrost thermostat. This device is located on top of the evaperator coil inside the back of the freezer. It is made to turn the heater off when a temperature of 55 degrees is reached. One other possible problem could be your defrost timer is taking to long to restart the cooling cycle after defrosting. I hope this will help you and please send any other questions you may have, I am happy to help. and dont forget to rate me.
Mike Anderson
Anderson Appliance
(865)945-3808

Oct 28, 2008 | Kenmore Freezer 20.3 cu. ft. Frost Free...

1 Answer

Defaults to 0 deg. temp


I would be more worried about constant power disruptions

Jun 09, 2008 | Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Kenmore Upright Freezer Model 253.9239780 Temp alarm, Temp rising slowly


you have a refrigeration issue partner let her go 16 yrs. is good service you can replace it for 3 to 5 hundred the repair will be that IF you can find someone with the r-12. don't go for a top it off and go deal the food you lose is to expensive for that to be economical.

Mar 22, 2008 | Kenmore 20.3 cu. ft. / 575 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Freezer runs constantly


not necessarily, is it maintaining temp? all food staying frozen? especially ice creams if stored in there. most newer freezers displace the heat generated while cooling the food through copper lines running through sides of unit, helps to cut down on air temp differences between the inside (0 degrees) and outside temp to prevent moisture and possible condensation causing premature rusting of unit

Mar 02, 2008 | Kenmore 14.1 cu. ft. / 399 liter Upright...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 14.1 cu. ft. / 399 liter Upright Freezer 23414 Logo

563 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Freezers Experts

AJMAL KHAN

Level 2 Expert

380 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Jay Finke
Jay Finke

Level 3 Expert

1222 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Freezer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...