Question about Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter Upright Freezer 23424

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Freezer stopeed working

This is a 1992 model 253.9203282. It stopped running. I took the thermostat case off and shorted the contacts, it still did not run. I got underneath and measured the run capacitor with a capacitance meter and it checked out correctly. I examined the overload and it looked like it was good. I measured 20 vac at the PTC Starter. I am tempted to buy a replacement PTC Starter Relay, but for $58 that's taking a big chance. Is there a test I can do to bypass the relay to see if that is the problem?

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  • braunesk Jul 27, 2008

    You may do not believe it But my Kenmore Freezer stopped working and when I checked the Timer Clock i realized that i had a built up of several thousand ANTS. ( I live in Venezuela South America ) and this ants have stopped my Washer,Kitchen stove before and now they had made a bridge between the contacts and the plastic parts who separates the contacts were burned.
    In order to get it working and since todays is Saturday I unplugged the timer and made a bridge between contact 1 and 3 and at least the compressor started and I don't spoil the meat and food I have .
    The question I have the timer is for HOW MANY HOURS the model is
    KENMORE MOD. 30155 and were can I find an electric layout Thanks


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Thanks for the answer and the question.
I have changed the defroster clock and the repair shop who sold it told me that is 6 1/2 hours between defrost. the case is that this time is not the correct as it looks because between turning on the DEFROST cycle and then start up again the time in between is not sufficient that the freezer makes the right defrost. and the temperature stays around 32 F.
now if I make a bridge between socket no 1 and 2 the resistor will start and in 20 minutes the water will show up under the freezer and then I connect the timer again and the tep. will go down to 20 F.

I really have no Idea what is wrong any help. I am grateful and happy.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

Where is the defrost clock at?

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