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I have a Kenmore 16 cu ft upright freezer purchased around 1994...maybe even earlier. We recently defrosted it and after turning it back on, it worked for less than a day and then quit. When you turn it on, it sounds like it tries for about 30 seconds, then shuts off. I have done absolutely no maintenance on this unit..I am kind of handy but know nothing about where to start.

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You can do the first aids which might help before a technician check it out.


You can clean the condenser which is on the back of you refrigerator from any dust with a brush and or blower or a vacuum cleaner this must be done once a year for better performance.
So if you are lucky and is not something very serious the above tips can help and sometimes can solve your problem

If the above does not help then their many possibilities for your problem like

Problematic thermostat, can not be fixed must be replaced.
Freon leak for which, authorised technician with licence can only deal with Freon gas.
Compressor relay or starting capacitor, Evaporator fan, temperature probe and electronic control board are some other possible problems
but all need special knowledge and skills and licence for dealing with Freon gas..
Good luck

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