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Compressor on Kenmore freezer tries to start but overload kicks

The compressor on our 6 1/2 yr old 24.9 cu ft Kenmore freezer tries to start but the overload kicks out in about 4-5 seconds. It sounds like the compressor is locked up. Is the compressor bad or could it be the run capacitor that is bad.

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Hi,

Do you Hear anything when you ON the Freezer like Clicking Noise or Humming Noise. If NO, follow the Below steps :-

Check to see if the thermostat has continuity when turned to the coldest setting, if that is okay then you will want to disconnect the wires going to the compressor and see if you get 120 volts there after is plugged in, if you get that I would replace the overload / relay on the compressor and see if that gets it to work, if that does not work your compressor is shot and not worth fixing.


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