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Hi, Kenmore upright freezer model 253.9284213 The other night the door was dripping and the internal temperature was warming up. The compressor would kick on then a few seconds later it would stop. Then it would repeat again a few minutes later. The compressor was warm. I found on the internet it could be the compressor relay or overload switch. So I removed both of them and tested them with my ohm meter. They both passed, and they also looked to be in good condition (no corrosion). I also spun the timer knob a few times. When I put it all back together, the compressor turned on properly. The freezer has been working normally for the past few days, but I am tentative to put food back in it. I don't like problems that just fix themselves and go away. Any thoughts? Should I replace any components as preventative maintenance? Thanks

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SOURCE: freezer making noise & left side of the freezer (on outside is very warm to touch)

Sounds like the freezer evapurator fan... they make noise on and off at times when bears are wore... Thats about the only thing that can make noise inthe area ur talking about.. if noise comes back listen where the freezer fan is.. is most liklly the problem

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Freezer Problem

If it started to cool again the compressor was running. Check the condenser and make sure it is clean. Provide as much air movement through the garage as possible . 100 degrees is a high temperature to be operating a refrigerator in.

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SOURCE: Condensation on base of Hotpoint R134a upright freezer

sounds as tho you have an insulation breakdown. no repair except to refoam - and that is difficult to do

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer does not work

almost certainly a problem with the defrost timer - just replace complete. doesn't matter what position you set timer to when replaced

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Upright Freezer compressor running 6 seconds every minute

Usually the compressor runs pretty warm anyway. However if you think it's too hot I would start with the condenser coils located either under the unit or on occasion they are located on the back. The air flow across these coils as well as the airflow around the compressor must be maintained. I forgot to ask if the condenser fan is running. Check and make sure that the Fan is running and the air flow is good. Also, When you transported the unit did you move it standing vertically like it normally stands or did you lay it on its side. If you transported the unit on its side you must wait a minimum of 24 to 48 hours prior to start up or the unit could be ruined permanently. The refrigerant has to be utilized through the compressor as a gas. If the unit is on its side liquid refrigerant could be introduced into the compressor and can cause permanent damage. If this is the case I recommend that you turn the unit off at once and wait the 36 hours for the Refrigerant to settle then try it again. This transportation rule applies for any appliance That uses refrigerant, Air Conditioners etc. These units are not that hard to diagnose. The only other item that is usually a problem is the defrost timer. It is not very expensive and can also cause some of the same symptoms that you are eluding to. The defrost timer allows the freezer to periodically shut down to prevent the buildup of frost or ice on he evaporator coils and on the inside the unit. If it is defective, then the unit will either run all the time and cause the evaporator coils to freeze up or will not allow the compressor to switch on and it will not freeze like it should.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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