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Temp alarm going off

The alarm keeps going off and I have water coming out on to the floor. Food seems to be still frozen. I keep resetting the alarm but it comes right back and the red light keeps flashing.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    I cleaned the freezer and unpluged it. Now I keep having problems with the freezer alarm going off constantly. It is driving the whole family and the cat crazy!

  • kkd01 Mar 15, 2008

    Kenmore Upright Model 253.24092101 Display flashes CE and beeping continues every 4-5 seconds until I reset. The CE disappears, but the same thing happens once a day, every day without fail. CE comes back and beeping starts again. No water on floor, food is frozen, sides are not warm...Any idea?

  • Hajredin May 04, 2008

    I'm having the alarm go off and the freezer is somewhat frozen so I don't know what is wrong with it. I opened the back wall and there doesn't appear to be any frost forming. There is no water on the ground and I can't get it to work properly.

  • saved4ever Sep 15, 2008

    We have noticed water on the floor a couple fo times recently but no other problem until today when temp alarm is consistently flashing and freezer is getting warmer. I

    Fans are blowing but could this be the compressor?





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I have the same problem. There is frost at the back of me Freezer so it seems that it frosts and melts, causing the water leak. How do I fix this??

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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What is the temp in the freezer, sounds like temp is to water should be coming out of freezer, sounds like may be defrosting Need to check the temp to make sure its cold enough.. thats what that alarm is for

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

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    Mike Johnson Sep 09, 2007

    Ps make sure u have no Frost building up anywhere on the back wall of your freezer and you fans are blowing.. freezer and condenser fans



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