Question about Kenmore 25.1 cu. ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Rotating Dispenser System

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Kenmore 58562890 Both refrigerator & freezer stopped cooling and went warm. I noticed a clicking sound that wasn't present before. I've been reading about similar problems and it seems to point to the compressor start relay. Is that something that can be done by a do-it-yourselfer, or will I have to call a repairman? Also, what is the ballpark figure for that repair? Thanks!

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  • ahaaland Jun 29, 2008

    I was afraid of that! It is 10 years old and has worked beautifully--this is the first time we've had a problem with it. We've actually already bought a replacement but were hoping this was a cheap fix so we could keep it as a backup for drinks in the garage.



    Thank you so much for your advice!

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If it is only the relay that is bad a do it your selfer can do it BUT it may be a more serious problem such as the compressor which has failed. If the refrigerator is out of warranty I never recommend that a new compressor be put in. Replacement compressors are only covered by a 1 year warranty and if one compressor failed you could likely have the same problem down the line.

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    James Helmer Jun 30, 2008

    Glad we could be of service.

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