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Sears upright freezer will not come on after a move. Worked fine when we left the old place. Model 253.9244410

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Sometimes when you move these, they hydraulic in the line if they were laid on it's side to move. Time is all it needs in this case- about 24 hrs. If it was not laid down, pull the back cover off the freezer and look carefully for loose wires. There will probably be a wire off either there or behind your temperature control.

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lacdoi,
huuum At your service!

You said,
The warranty just ran out, Sears came out told me needs a control board ($210 for just labor to replace) not sure about part price. I though a new freezer is about twice his labor and parts, so I sent him away minus $65.
I did some troubleshooting today, pull the plug for 2 days. Plug it in, temp alarm goes on all the time. Turn alarm off, left the freezer running for 4hrs.
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Sounds like a big repair bill and multiple problems

How old is the appliance?

If the appliance is 10 years old or more you may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliance are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
Replace it.


You will be fine

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