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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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Re: kenmore chest freezer not working


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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Re: kenmore chest freezer not working

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

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Re: kenmore chest freezer not working

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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