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Kenmore refigerator keepsgoing into defrost mode

The model number is 253.5436340A side by side model s/s. I have been looking to see if anyone has had the same problem. I changed the starter and relay or (capacitor) but the frige still is not going into freeze mode. And it keeps making I wierd noise like it is trying to go into freeze mode. I also had the frige unpluged for 2 days and that still didn't work.

Some one please help
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  • Tyrone W. May 28, 2009

    manufac. in 03/05

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Hi, If you changed relay, overload, & capacitor on the compressor and it still clicks on and off, the compressor has gone bad and will need replaced. Is this unit under five years old?

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    Yeap. It was purchased in 2005. I just had the compressor replaced by sears 2.5 years ago

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You compressor is vapor locked and hopefully its under warranty.

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