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I posted a problem concerning a new thermostat and the compressor running at 5-7 intervals, the model # listed is incorrect. the correct model # is MCCF5WBX

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SOURCE: My freezer is cooling but it is running too much.

On all freezers there is an area either below or behind that resembles an automobile RADIATOR....this can become clogged with dust. Try unplugging and moving the appliance away from the wall and accessing either behind or beneath and vacuum-out all dust and debris. Replug or restart the freezer, plugging it in, and see if there is a difference. These types of refridgeration devices require the clear passage of air, circulating thru the cooling filters inside and outside of the freezer. Always have air-circulating around your freezers and fridge.

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Change the thermostat.

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Magic chef portable freezer not cooling. compressor running

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The freezer is running, and the light is all coming on but it is not freezing the contents in the freezer?

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly
If your sure the compressor is running and it is not freezing then there has to be a system coolant leak.
Having said that there are a few things to check:
1. Is the compressor in fact running Y / N
a. Yes = coolant level problem or coolant system blockage
b. Not running = (Possibilites below)
1) PTC / Klixon Thermal overload failure
2) Run capacitor failure
3) Temp control failure
4) Automatic defrost thermostat or thermistor
5) Defrost timer or Adaptive defrost control failure (depending on model)
2. Is the compressor very hot to the touch or room temp?
a. VERY hot = unplug the unit for at least 30 minutes and then plug it back in.
b. ROOM temp = any of the above in 1b items 1) - 5)
3. Is the evaporator fan running?
a. Yes = Temp control is ok Defrost system is probably ok
b. No = same as 2b

With a model number I could pass on a few additional things to do. For the moment use the above.

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Sears Kenmore free standing ice maker not making ice

Hi and wel;come to FixYa. I am Kelly.

Do you know if the compressor is even running?

Also how long has this icemaker been in service?

There are only 3 things that can cause a condition that the unit is not freezing.

1. Low coolant
2. The compressor is not running.
3. The condensor or evaporator fan is not running.

Having said that...

The most common failures for a cooling system are
the PTC relay / thermal overload and the run capacitor.
PTC Relay is item 18 of link below
Thermal overload is item 20 of link below
The condensor fan motor is Item 4 of the link below


Item 5 the electronic control board (see link below) controls the operation of the compressor via the thermostat Item 12 of link below. In addition to that there is also 1 thermistor (Item 20) that is also part of the control circuit.

ANY of the above can cause your icemaker not to function correctly. It will take circuit analysis to isolate which component may be causing your current system.

If the compressor is running and it is not cooling then
There can be any one of the following causing the problem.

1. Low coolant
2. A stuck valve for the cooling / ice making system (5ea)
3. The compressor can be running but not up to speed due to a dragging rotor.

I wish I could say _______ part is what causing your current symptom. It just is not possible without someone doing some on site troubleshooting of everything listed in this post.


Link to all of your units parts:!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=106.89482993+&=part+number&pathTaken=partSearch

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Amana side by side model ssd22nl. compressor runs and runs, but the evaporator fan does not come on. what would cause this problem?

Hi, If the evaporator fan in the freezer is not running, more then likely the motor has failed. The compressor will run and run because the thermostat control is never satisfied. If you have a volt meter you can check to see it there is power to the motor, 120 volts, but I would say that if it does not run, it is faulty and you must remove and replace it. If you do this on your own, take out the old motor and write down all of the information you can from the unit also. Model, serial, and name of unit. This will help if the appliance parts house needs to cross it over to a different motor. Keep me posted.

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Will not freze only 5 years old

hi friend,

3 possible reasons ...1 thermostat is bad or is set to high....2 bad compressor start relay or bad compressor...3 freon leaked out...when you plugged it back in did compressor run...if no check thermostat....check relay..its mounted on side of compressor...if yes then low freon...

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Aug 10, 2009 | Frigidaire Freezers

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Freezer defrosting

If this is a frost free freezer you may be he\aring the fan motors run and not the compressor. I suggest you call a qualified and trustworthy repairman and have him look it over for sure.
Short if that you'll need to feel of the compressor to see if its hot or cold. Vibrates or not. See if the fan motor under it is running or not. See if the inside fan is running or not

If either fasn is out start there as to why and effect repairs. If the compressor is cold It hasnt been running for a while and you will need to check voltage at the compressor and if t\you have voltage there you need to try new start components to see if it will run. If no voltage there check the thermostat (and if self defrosting) the defrost timer.

After this you can see why I suggest you call a quiulified repairman. way too many things to consider and keep you from making a correct diagnosis

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if compressor is running, then you are correct in saying no point in replacing stat. by sounds of it you have a faulty compressor fault or a syatem fault - impossible to dignose by remotely. this is not a diy job i'm afraid

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