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Compressor runs, but not hot to touch

Temperature alarm went off on our 1998 Kenmore model 2539280412. I pulled the panel over the evaporator and found a small amount of ice on the tubes leading to the evaporator coil and ice was plugging the drain hole. The compressor was warm, but not hot, to the touch after a minute or more of run-time. Is it time to replace the fridge? I can't think of anything that would cause the compressor to not run hot. Thanks!

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  • Weedoc Feb 21, 2008

    OK, this morning the compressor was hot, sides of the cabinet are NOT hot, and there's a puddle of water on the floor. Temperature inside is above freezing point.

  • Weedoc Feb 21, 2008

    Replacing the compressor is beyond my ability. I can swap parts like relays and timers, but I'm not qualified to pressurize systems. Is there something besides a refrigerant leak or bad compressor that would fit all these symptoms? Thanks!

  • Weedoc Feb 21, 2008

    By the way, I melted the ice off the evaporator and cleared the drain tube when I discovered those problems.

  • Weedoc Feb 22, 2008

    Wait a second...the compressor (and condensor) SHOULD be HOT when it's working properly...

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Hello sir

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 21, 2008

    here you go...

    i can suggest you to replace your compressor and try working it..

    if the fridge is more than ten years old then i would suggest you to replace the fridge.. that would be the best option..

    thank you

    good luck

    dont forget to rate the solution

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 22, 2008

    then the defroster might be becoming aged one....
    this could also a reason for making the compressor warm...


    thank you

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