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Kenmore 253.26442100 light is on but will not run, replaced the freezer control timer, what else?

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  • lesaharris66 May 13, 2010

    ok done that still not on, although we did hear a slight hum in the compressor and then found out we have a freon leak. could that cause it not to turn on?

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Good day,
99% of will not run conditions are due either to the timer or the thermostat.
You've done one. Remove the tstat and jump the 2 wires going to it, to see if it starts. You'll have to make a small jumper wire from some #16 or #18 gauge wire bared on the ends.

Posted on May 13, 2010

  • John Hall May 14, 2010

    Good day,

    The humming sound from the compressor if its steady and stays on means it is running. Maybe not cooling but running. If low on freon then that item has to be addressed before anything else can.

    Just recharging does no good, since it will just leak out.

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