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Kenmore freezer my freezer condenser is not accessible so how do I determine if it is dirty and the possible cause for my freezer not freezing

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The condenser is usually located on the bottom removing a small panel on the behind or its a black grille behind the unit

Posted on May 05, 2008

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    Alexander Figueroa May 09, 2008

    also theres a panel where the controls are you can take about 4 screws out and there should be the compressor and atleast from there you can trace the piping.

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