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Kenmore chest freezer not working

Since yesterday my chest freezer is not working , I can hear it tries to kick in and in few seconds shutts down by itself. What do i check and how to fix it. I have tried adjusting the temperature. tried a different outlet and now i have switched it off completely to check in few hours.

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  • tulanh Jun 27, 2008

    I have kenmore chest freezer model 2539163111. It frosted on the top but the bottom of it is not cold at all. I set it to the highest cold. When I open the side to check the compressor, it is really hot almost burn my hand. Is it suppose to be like this or it is bad? I did not see the fan to cool the compressor, where is it located at. Please help. My chest freezer about 5 years or more. Thanks for the input!!! my email is

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. It seems that it is the compressor. Mine is 20 years old so I think it is time for a new one! :)



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My chest freezer suddenly stopped when I checked power supply is tripped out

Switch it on clicking sound for 2-5 seconds then cut out

Red light at the front is always on please help me

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You can either get a fridge technician to help you replace your compressor its older than 5 years. Vejas

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Remove the panel covering the compressor. Remove the relay plugged on the side of the compressor and shake it. If it rattles or has any burned spots it is shorted out. Try replacing it first. Make sure you replace it with the correct replacement, not a fit-all. If this is not the problem you will need to replace the compressor. If it is less than 5 yrs old the compressor should still be in warranty. If so call Sears, it will be repaired free of charge. If it is out of warranty buy a new freezer.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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    Michael Lindley Oct 08, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your freezer problem, and see what you found wrong.


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