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I have a Kenmorre model 61161 series,that does not freeze or cool

The fridge is still running, lights are on when the doors are opened and the fridge sounds like it is cycling on off, on off.but won't cool. Is there a re-set switch? or?

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  • maerlynj Feb 24, 2009

    Yes, i think the compressor is going out , would that also be a reason for it not to cool or freeze? what about Freon or coolant being gone?

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The cycling sound may be a bad compressor relay or a bad compressor.
Do you hear a click about every 2 minutes?
If so, replace the compressor start relay.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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