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Kenmore Coldspot 50269992 Found freezer door ajar 24 hours ago. Ice was melting, food was thawing. Took out contents, cleaned up water. During night could hear a slight click sound periodically. This AM refrigerator side not as cold now, freezer side not evene cold. Used vacuum cleaned coils underneath. Checked backside, visually. I can see a fan (approx 5 inches) is running. I see a canister shape with copper tubing. This is the extent of my knowledge about this appliance. What should I do? Is there a Reset switch? Thanks, Larry Smith

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  • Larry Aug 21, 2010

    Okay, I found it on the side of the compressor as you said. I removed it and the two wires. It does rattle when I shake it. I guess replacing this would be worth the money?
    Larry

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The click sound may be the compressor starter/overload relay trying to start the compressor(canister shape). It the compressor don't run it won't cool any. The starter could be bad and just need replacing. If the relay is burnt, bulging, or rattles when you shake it it's bad. If it's good then the compressor is probably bad and requires a serviceman to repair or get a new fridge based on the age of yours.

The relay is a (1x1)small squarish black thing near or on the compressor. I couldn't find a diagram using the model number you gave. Try this. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=50269992&pathTaken=partSearch

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  • Charles T Nevin
    Charles T Nevin Aug 22, 2010

    Yes definitely. Thirty dollars or so for the relay and 300. to 600. for the compressor and labor.

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