Question about Kenmore Freezers
Most units now use condenser coils hidden inside the walls of the unit verses exposed in the back. If your unit does not have exposed coils or a forced air cooled condenser then they are most likely in the walls which would make what you are describing completely normal. Just make sure you allow 3 to 4 inches of room around them to let the system cool itself.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hi - Typically freezers are not recommended to be located outside because if the garage temperature is above 100 degrees, it will have difficulties performing optimally due to un-circulating air. Some manufacturers have garage kit design to help with this issue. It is design to solely be used during the winter to provide heat to the coils which trigger the compressor to come on. During the summer months, generally it is not needed.
When was the last time you cleaned the condensers? You may do so by removing the toe grille and use extended vacuum attachment and condenser cleaning brush to remove dust buildup from condenser coils usually located on the left side underneath. If you hear the compressor running and if it is providing warm air then that means it is operating correctly and the sealed system is removing heat from the cabinet. Fan motor/evaporator may be the primary issue. However, if you do not hear the compressor and the unit is blowing room temperature then the unit may possibly have a sealed system leak, faulty compressor or overload relay. Contact a professional to move forward accurately from this point.
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