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Kenmore side by side not cooling after a move

The Kenmore side by side is about 5 years old. We moved the side by side on its back. The trip took about 1 hour. We cleaned the coils thoroughly before placing the fridge in the new house. Now it doesn't cool. The compressor is warm to the touch but none of the lines are cool. The fan runs.

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  • Inal Mar 30, 2008

    yes, I hooked it up as soon as I got it into the house. When it didn't begin to cool after about an hour I unplugged it again, waited about another hour and plugged it in again. I left if plugged in all night. This morning I'm hearing a click every now and then like it is trying to start up but still is not cooling at all. I do not hear a hum.

    No water is going into the ice maker although I can get water on the door.



  • Inal Apr 01, 2008

    I want to thank you for the helpful information. I bought the relay today and my son installed it tonight and the refrigerator is cooling. I was worried that I would need to purchase a new refrigerator which I cannot afford at this time. Thank you again for the help.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    are you hearing a hum and a click from the compressor and did you hook it up soon as you got to the house



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Go to the back of the fridge see if it has a white relay on the compressor that's the piece that plugs onto the compressor if it does un plug the unit take it off and shake it if it rattles and little black stuff falls out of it replace it with a three in one relay from an appliance repair parts store just follow the instructions on the part its easy don't worry about water in the ice maker it will fill when it starts cooling if it doesn't have the relay try turning it off for 24 hours to give the oil time to run back down to the compressor and advise me further

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  • robert samples Apr 01, 2008

    hey that deserves a four box fixya dont ya think lol



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