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I acquired a kenmore refrigerator (1069517650) (1991) which I was told had been running fine within days of me picking it up. When I got it home it ran fine for about 30 minutes before the compressor kicked off. It seemed to be cooling fine. I assumed that the compressor stopped due to heat cutoff due to the long on time, but exactly when it cut off I received a mild electrical shock as I was wiping down the front. I continued to wipe the frig down, but received additional shocks. I unplugged the unit at that time. Note that the cord I used to power the frig was missing the gnd connection. I plugged the frig in the next day and noting happened, no compressor noise, no fan noise, but the interior light was on. Any clues as to what is wrong?

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore 53652300, doesn't cool

This usually indicates that the compressor is working too hard and drawing too much current. The click that you hear is a safety shut-off. Possible causes of this are numerous and usually require having a professional come in to fix the issue, it can range anywhere from a faulty compressor to a bad start relay.

There is in most cases a temporary fix, it is called a hard start relay/capacitor. It is usually available from an appliance parts retailer for around $15 to $20. Installation instructions are included, just be sure to unplug your refrigerator first and make sure that someone following you can repair from where you left off. This relay assembly can normally get you up and running but it should not be used as a permanent fix. This will not correct for a refrigerant leak in the system.

Check your refrigerator owners manual before making any repairs or modifications to your refrigerator, there may be an extended warranty on the sealed system and compressor.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Refrigerator not cooling properly

you need to turn the frezzer downso it lets more cold air into frig. and put the frig setting back in the middle,aslo vac off your coils under the frig.all this should work,if not let me know,also check to see if you have any frost buildup on the freezer walls-mike

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 596.50692001 side by side stopped cooling.

You most likely have a fried overload, it is the small white square shaped piece on the compressor, to tell if it is bad, remove it and smell it for electric burning smell, or if you shake it and it sounds like sand shaking around it is definately bad. costs around $25 to replace. You can purchas this at http://www.reliableparts.com/ using your model number.

Posted on Dec 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Water leaking from freezer box

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Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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SOURCE: water leaking from freezer onto top shelf of frig.

You probably have a blocked or frozen drain hole in the freezer. This means that the water formed during defrost can't drain down to the evaporator tray beneath the fridge and instead goes through overflow holes into the refrigerator.

I posted about how I solved this problem in another post:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t8706684-water_leaking_inside_refrigerator

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