Yes of course I unplugged it.....was wondering if anyone knew what the problem might be.....It had alot of dust build up which I vacumned off of everything.....plugged it back in thinking that may be it, but it's still not working.....what could it be?
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Re: Freezer smells like something is burning
There is a heater inside hte freezer compartment of any self defrost unit. the heate might have just been on and some debris fell across it. might be worth to have someone come out and look for a service, why chance it.
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Yes I could be. My advice, if this freezer is 10-12 years old or more, you may be getting ready to spend a lot of money starting now. If not, have somebody physically look at it. Hopefully, it is just the relay or capacitor.
your freezer might be having blockage on the drain pipe thus not allowing water to flow on the drain tray if the drain tray is mounted on the compressor and its dry then the compressor or the condensor pipes are burning the drain tray. the solution to this problem is to service your freezer
on the compressor there's a start device but they call it a controller part number 216954200 and it's around 40 to 50 dollars.do you hear a clicking sound every couple of minutes or did you smell a burning smell.it sounds like the compressor isn't running if the freezer is warm,also on the model number there should be a dw and a number at the end,you have to get the model number off of the machine not the book.unplug the machine,remove the back bottom panel and you'll see the compressor,remove the metal clip and slide the controller off of the compressor,when this part fails if you shake it and hear pieces banging around you'll know it's bad or it might smell burnt or you can check it with a meter for continuity.don't remove any wires until you get the new part so you don't get confused when installing the new part.also do you know if the compressor is running?if it is you could have a freon leak in the saeled system,if so change it out.i looked up this machine,do you defrost this yourself?i can't find any defrost parts and how old is this freezer?
Compressors will normally run hot to the touch, but should not have a burning smell. If the compressor does need to be replaced you would be better off getting a new freezer. Compressor replacement with the labor can run into more than a new freezer.
Keep it unplugged and look for burned wires, or rubber wires hardened from extreme heat. This will be a good start in finding what is going wrong. One more thing to check is if the compressor is heating up after running for a while. Let it run for 20 min or so, shut off the power and feel the compressor. Is it hot?
it might have low volatge to compressor and burned out overload try unplugging it again wait a few hours and plug it back in it might start working good luck if it doesnt try replacing relay overload compasator they sell a kit called a 3 n 1 start kit