Question about Kenmore 53092 / 53094 Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Clicking noise from compressor and fan runs 24/7

I have a Kenmore 10652542101 side by side. She seems to be cooling just fine. The chiller is nice and cool and the Freezer is frozen but the condencer fan in the bottom is constantly running and the compressor is pretty dammed hot to the touch. I can hold my hand on it for 1 to 2 seconds. Not to good
I cleaned the condencer really well as it was pretty dammed dirty.
The temp switch on the compressor continues to cycle on for 7-10 seconds and off for 2 minutes. The fan continues to run all the while 24 hours a day. It seems more noticeable during the later evening hours. The house temp is 69 degrees. Good air flow in the chiller and freezer. Very little water in the drip pan. I cycled the temp switches and nothing seemed to change. The clicking seems to go in cycles just after the doors are opened and or after a while just out of the blue it will start to cycle with the clicking sound of the temp switch on the compressor.

Any help in diagnosing this will be greatly appreciated. I'm in the military and will be deploying soon. I'd like to get this fixed for my wife before I deploy.

Posted by on

  • themackshack Jan 08, 2008

    Hi! Whenever a refrigerator has your symptons, the clicking is the Overload on the compressor snapping open. Cutting power to the compressor. You first replace the Start Device Relay on the compressor. If that doesn't work, replace the compressor and filter drier. There is a 50 percent chance that the relay is bad. Its cheaper than replacing the compressor and you have a relay for Standby! I sell the Start Device Relays on Ebay for $32. Shipping is Free. If you need one please email me at my Ebay username themackshack. Good luck, Mack

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014




1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 262 Answers

Check the grounds to the ref. also check power to the ref. but it sounds like you have a floating ground the only thing else to mke comp.cycle is the relay which is on the comp. itself

Posted on Jan 08, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore elite french door refrigerator and freezer not cooling

Check the compressor start device. The fans will be running and the compressor fan will be running but the compressor is problaly not running. If it is then it could be the compressor itself that is not oumping.

Mar 25, 2014 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

2 Answers


its most likly the start run relay . this plugs onto the side of the compressor and changes it from start to run . these models seem to have this problem in this age range call sears you can get a relay put it on your self not terribly expensive

Jul 04, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have a kenmore s x s refridge and the freezer is cool by everthing is thawing out. I hear a clicking noise so I took the back cover off and it seems to be coming from the compressor.

the clicking noise may be coming from the start and oveer load relay on the compressor shut the unit down until the compressor is cool replace the over load and start relay on the compressor.

if you have a clamp type power metercheck the current draw on the compressor it should be between 1.2-1.6 amps during a running load.

May 19, 2010 | Kenmore Refrigerators

2 Answers

Refrigerator fan runs but nothing cools

Replace the start relay on the compressor.

Sep 01, 2009 | Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

My new Kenmore window unit 76081 makes loud rattle

If it does not make the noise when the fan is ruunin you may ahve abroken sping in the compressor. Make sure you Window unit is level. If not the compressor will knock on the inside. Rusty

Jun 12, 2009 | Kenmore 76081 Wall/Window Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Freezer works Refrigerator will not cool down

The compressor should be OK this time because you caught it in time. But if the condenser fan stops you need to consider replacing the fan. I have had refrigerators do fine until the fan motor warms up and you are away, it stops. Don't think you should use the refrigerator until the fan is fixed. Sea Breeze

Apr 22, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

Kenmore Coldspot Side by Side Model 51559101

Unplug the Ref for 15-20 min., plug it back in and listen for the compressor to start. You will need to be behind the Ref so you can tell if the compressor or the fan is running. It will help to take the cover off so you can see the compressor.
Compressor not running but you hear a clicking noise. The relay needs to be replaced.
Compressor runs but not cooling. Low on coolant

Feb 06, 2009 | Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side...

1 Answer

Electrostatic chiller doesn't chill anymore

Hi!!! you seem to have a problem with your seal system .go to back and check your compressor and fan condensing motor make sure that they are on if yes..then you have a restriction or a freon leak..Good luckk...


Jan 04, 2009 | Kenmore 564.13355.100 Wine Cooler

1 Answer

Kenmore refrigerator compressor clicking

Relay on the compressor bad.

Try unpluging for 30 - 45 min until the compressor has cooled down then plug it back in. If it doesn't start replace the relay. Most service techs carry a universal relay and wiil put the relay on, if it starts, your good to go, if not, then the compressor is bad.

Nov 07, 2008 | Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 53092 / 53094 Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

580 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Refrigerators Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2699 Answers

Jim Goldsmith
Jim Goldsmith

Level 3 Expert

2005 Answers


Level 1 Expert

5 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides