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Kenmore 23.1 cf Chest Freezer not cooling below 14F

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We have a Kenmore 23.1cf chest freezer model #10233 that is not cooling below 14 degrees F. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Max G.

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  • infantrynco Feb 19, 2008

    Thanks for the quick reply. The compressor runs constantly, it does not shut off. I'll go outside here in a minute and pop the panel to look at the condenser coil.

    Thanks,
    Max

  • infantrynco Feb 19, 2008

    Well, I removed the one panel and saw nothing but a compressor. There were no other panels that I saw. The compressor looked ok, no ice around it, but was unable to see any of the coils.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Have switched off, cleaned out and left off for couple of days, but on switch on it's still not cooling.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    My Wood's chest freezer is set at the coldest, but it measures only 15 degrees

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    what does it mean for the red light beside Hi Temp mean on my Kenmore Freezer

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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.

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    Rob Luna Feb 19, 2008

    O.k., the coil is inside the walls. It is used to keep the door warm and freezing on the gasket. I would look for the defrost control and check it. If for some reason ice has built up on the evaporator coil because of it not defrosting, it will give these symptoms.

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