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We have a Kenmore Heavy Duty Freezer Model #253.21111104 Serial # WB23740069. It has an alarm switch on the bottom that squeals loud when it is plugged in. It doesn't stop if the door is shut either. It won't get cold either. Please help us figure out how to repair it. I emptied to defrost and when we tried to turn it on it made a loud squeal so had to purchase a new freezer. Can it be repaired?

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SOURCE: Can my kenmore chest freezer be in the garage during hot summers and cold winters in Minnesota?

Jeremy,

You can put a fridge/freezer in the garage. Be sure that the area is level so you don't warp the case which will cause sealing problems with the gasket. Also, clean the condenser frequently as dust and dirt will reduce efficiency.

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SOURCE: FREEZER ALARM WILL NOT SHUT OFF

Use a freezer thermometer and tell me the actual temperature. Or at least store some ice cream and see if it stays brick hard. Unless I have some idea of the actual temp I can't tell if defective freezer or alarm

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Hi, The walls are getting hot because that is where the condesor coils are. The condensor coils are where the heat is disperst that is trap as the coolant pumps through the evaporator coils inside. The fact that it is holding 0 degrees is a good sign. Is this freezer in a garage?
Check the door seals to make sure no heat is getting into the freezer other then when the door is opened.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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SOURCE: Temp Alarm going off, when freezer seems to be cooling fine.

You need to check the temp in the freezer to make sure it's down to around 10 degrees. The alarm will go off much above that.

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SOURCE: temp alarm on freezer alarming.

that's the same problem i incurred, i replaced the thermostat and the fan. seems to be working fine.

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