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Sears Kenmore 5560-40 Clicking ice maker - came home tonight and went to put groceries away. Everything in fridge and freezer warm - lights in fridge and freezer on - led information lights on top info panel in fridge off. Compressor off. ice maker still clicking. Turned ice maker to "off" position, unplugged fridge for a few minutes, plugged it back in - led info lights on - compressor started about 15 seconds later - compressor still running. Unit purchased in 2004. Did the ice maker trip an internal breaker of some kind? Or am I in for either a very expensive repair or a new fridge? If a new ice maker is needed - can you guide me through the remove and replace? Thanks, Jim

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SOURCE: kenmore 596.755 23400 problem with freezer

You can try to replace the relay and overload but on this model usually the compressors go bad. Call sears to check the warranty. The compressor should have a five year warranty.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 596755 - Freezer warm, Ice Melted, then...

A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas.
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer.
Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.
Watch its operation more closely to see if any same symptom.

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool refrigerator trips the main breaker of 40 Amps

A refrig cannot pull 40 amps in defrost , unless there is a direct short in the defrost system ( timer , heater , bimetal ) . I would use an extention cord ( for test purposes only ) , and try a different plug . Sounds like the circuit breaker is weak . In defrost , the MOST you should get , is 6 amps . This will not throw a 40 amp breaker . If you have an amp meter , remove the back refrig panel behind the refrig , and connect to one of the power cord lines (just not the green ground ) , turn into defrost and check the amps . This will tell you if short is in refrig , or weak breaker .

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