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Kenmore freezer model #255.19502010, green power light doesn't light, compressor hum for a couple of seconds then shuts down.

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SOURCE: KENMORE TRIO 2004 59675523400 REEFER/FREEZER NOT COOLING

It is the compressor that has failed. The hum is it trying to start and the following click is the overload protector opening. What is the temperature where the refrigerator is located? Allow the compressor to cool down before trying to restart it. If it still does not restart after it has cooled off it is done.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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Turned refrigerator off for 8 hours, let the frost melt and the fan in the freezer worked again. The compressor now only has a soft clunk when it goes off.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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It sounds like you have either a bad relay or a bad compressor. The fact that you hear the compressor try to start indicates that the control is good and there is voltage to the compressor. I would suspect the strat winding of the compressor but a meter would need to be used to determine is this is true.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator humming/buzzing sound

HI, The nouse you are hearing is the relay on the compressor. It is possible the relay is going bad but, there is also a chance the conpressor is the problem. You should get a service amn to check it out. I would hate to se you change the relay and then the compressor ruin that too.
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SOURCE: Bad capacitor/relay or compressor?

that is most likely a relay. Does the unit get cold while running?

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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