Question about Kenmore 20.3 cu. ft. / 575 liter Upright Freezer 23024

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Unit has been un-plugged for about a year, I plugged it in today it started right up and was cooling fine, it made a snap and the blower and compressor both quit running. The inside and door lights are still operating. Any help would help.

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Just in case, leave it plugged in for another 60 minutes, its quite possible it went into the defrost cycle, in which case no motors will run. If it continues to remain silent, re post your problem.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

  • ohiofatboy48 Oct 01, 2010

    You were correct the unit restarted about 30 minutes later and has been cooling fine, it fact since it restarted it has dropped internal temperature 35 degrees in 25 minutes.

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