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Model 253 Freezer blinking light & alarm - Kenmore Freezer 20.6 cu. ft. Upright Freezer

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  • Autry L. Roberson Nov 11, 2010

    will try manual defrost and let you know.

  • Autry L. Roberson Nov 11, 2010

    It's going to be awhile.I have a prosthesis and can only move so fast.

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This could be a temperature alarm,, indication of a bad control board, low freon, or a number of things, like a bad defrost cycle. My advice would be to contact a Sear's Appliance Repair Center and see what they think is going on. They're the guys that service them, and they would have a better chance of knowing than anyone else.
Sear's support site is temporarily down due to service upgrades, but they should be back soon.
Wish there was a more definitive answer, but there just isn't, in this case.

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Is it possible the door has not been closed at some point?
If so they can build up with ice in the evaporator which the defrost system cannot handle....Try a manual defrost.
Depending on where the unit is installed high ambient temperature can drop the internal temp enough to set the alarm off though they will still freeze sufficiently

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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    Rodney Clark Nov 11, 2010

    OK. Sounds good!

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SOURCE: Kenmore upright freezer alarm sounds constantly

replace the battery in the grill or the hi-voltage control under the unit in the back

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