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The compressor on my Kenmore chest ffreezer is really hot and sounds like It is running but not running right

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First question would be is the fan condenser fan running or is it dead. if it is not running then the compressor will overheat.

Posted on May 11, 2014

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SOURCE: Chest freezer

Make sure you have power going to the unit. Check the thermostat for power on both sides going in and coming out. You need to give me more info. before I can suggest anything else.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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If your chest freezer is less than 50 years old, it does not have a fan. Cooling coils contact inner walls of freezer compartment, warm coils dissipate heat through outside walls of freezer. If compressor runs, temp is 30+ degrees, gasket is OK, lid not left open, then you have one of two contions: 1. Low capacity compressor 2. Refrigerant leak. Solution to either is to replace freezer. (My opinion: Don't get a Kenmore brand, which generally ties you into poor warranty and slow and poor service.) No matter what brand name is on the freezer, it is most likely manufactured by Electrolux (in St. Cloud, MN) or Haier (from China). Look at the model / serial number plate before purchase to see where it was manufactured. Yes, the USA manufactured ones are better. (and I'm not just saying that because the plant is less than 15 miles from where I am sitting right now)

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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SOURCE: compressor doesn't sound as if it is

Good day,
Sorry, no reset but if the compressor is not running, it could be the thermostat as well. You will need a VOM meter to check to see if power is reaching the compressor.
If it is, it could be the compressor overload protector, the compressor start relay, which are both under a cover on the side of the compressor.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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SOURCE: my kenmore 19.7 cu.ft. chest freezer is not

Place a volt meter set for amp draw around one wire of the compressor. If you do not have a constant amp draw replace the start relay on the compressor.
If you do have a constant amp draw the compressor is bad or you have a refrigerant leak.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a kenmore chest freezer that got water on

Water musta got into the compressor relay. Probably looks like this inside now:
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