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Kenmore freezer running but not getting cold

I have been given an older model Kenmore freezer chest. It has been plugged in for almost 24 hours, but it hasn't gotten cold. Motor is running. How long before we can conclude it's out of freon?

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SOURCE: chest freezer

Need to find out IF the compressor is running or not.. thats the frist thing to do.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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SOURCE: kenmore chest freezer power problem

Try to unplug the the unit power supply to reset the error. But if the error persist you have to call for a qualified technician,

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SOURCE: Kenmore 23.1 cf Chest Freezer not cooling below 14F

Make sure everything is working, I.E. compressor, fans. Now I need to know if the freezer shuts off at 14 degrees, or does it continue to run without making temp. If it shuts off, then the first place to look is the thermostat. It may be out of calibration. If it continues to run, then the solution may be as simple as cleaning the condenser coil. or the defrost has malfunctioned somehow. Defrost probleams will cause excess ice on the inside coil. You may need to remove the panels to see how much ice is on it. It sounds like the compressor is good, as it is pretty cold. Just not cold enough. A deep freeze should be at least 0.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Chest freezer - hose adaptor?

That would depend on the size of the freezer. If it's a compact 5-7 cubic feet, then its not necessarily needed, but if it is a large freezer I would recommend buying the hose adapter. The basic function for the hose adapter is draining the water after defrosting the freezer.

So if it's a large freezer that will not be moved, then YES by all means, you need the adapter.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Outside of chest freezer gets hot

it is normal for outside to get hot. that is where the condensor coils are located. if unit is working don't worry.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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