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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Re: Kenmore side by side not cooling after a move
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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Hiya, u should leave a fridge and freezer after moving it at least 24 hours before switching it on because the gases need to settle. If it has been switched off perhaps you need to check the plug just in case the wires have loosened. hope i was of some help to you kind regards
if you laid it on it's side you could have damaged the sealed system.the machine has to be standing upright just like when it's in your kitchen or the compressor can get damaged,if you stood it back up and didn't run it for a few days the oil might go back down into the compressor but if it was moved on it's side and started most likely you damaged the compressor,or a wire or something got knocked off while moving it if it was moved correctly.is the compressor running?
How long have you let the unit run? Sometimes if you leaned it back too far you need time for the oil in the compressor to recess..to go back into the compressor. It normally takes a refrigerator 24 hrs. to cool but also up to 72 hrs. if after three days of continous run and not cool at all then you have a restriction in the system, in this case oil in the lines or a stopped up liquid line dryer. It's a filter for moisture and impurities in the closed system. Otherwise give it time to cool without putting the settings all the wayup. Put them on the factory settings usually in the middle of both knobs or whatever you have for adjusting the coolness. Overheating the compressor will not cool the unit and you might try shutting the unit down for a day and then resume again the next day at middle or lower settings. Make sure never to lay a refrigerator over on it's side! The life of a refrigerator should be up!
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At sixteen years old it is almost through its life span. A change in ambient temperatures will change internal system pressures. Make sure the condenser is cleaned well. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean off the condenser, then blow it out with compressed air. Even though a condenser looks clean on its surface fins there may be dust down in between the fins.
just do not crush any cooling lines in the rear of it. I would put foam rubber or styro foam in the bottom around the compressor if it is a very bumpy ride. When you get it to it's location, do not plug it in until it sits upright at least overnight so the freon can settle.
Andeb, couple of things you want to check. Is the fan in the freezer section running? Take the lower back panel off and see if the condensor fan is running as well as the compressor. As long as you tilted it only slightly I would think this is a fan or overload relay problem. Check the things I mentioned and post back...Catriver.