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WHENEVER KENMORE FRIDGE MOTOR (COMPRESSOR) TURNS ON, IT SOUNDS LIKE A V8 ENGINE WITH A RACING CAM SHAFT...FRIDGE ITSELF IS NOT AS COLD AS IT NORMALY IS....FRIDGE WAS BOUGHT 8 YEARS AGO, BUT DON'T EXACTLY KNOW IT'S MANUFACTURE DATE....PAID ABOUT $1200 THEN, IS IT WORTH CALLING A REPAIR PERSON OR JUST LOOK INTO BUYING A NEW FRIDGE.....THANKS....SHARMAINE & GEORGE.....

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  • carolannco Jan 06, 2009

    I have a maytag and a few months ago, my refrigerator had a roaring noise as well. It no longer roars, but now will only cool to 56 degrees. The freezer works just fine, It is a side by side.

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Compressor will cost you upwards of 800 to replace.....not worth it.....buy a new one

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WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT GET COOL


This may have come too late to do any good but I'll post it anyway.

Let's start with the simple.

Verify the lights turn on when you open the door. If not and you know the lights are good, check your circuit (breaker/fuse) panel for tripped or blown fuses. Replace or reset as needed.

If lights work, temporarily turn your temperature knobs as high as they will go and listen for the compressor to turn on. If it doesn't you may have a bad thermostat, or the fridge is in defrost mode which turns the compressor off and the heater on so that it can defrost the coils. To cycle the defrost timer, look for a hole in the thermostat plastic housing cover and with a fairly wide screwdriver blade turn the one way shaft a little bit to a 1/4 turn and see if the compressor and fan turns on now. The timer shaft is sloped on both sides and turns only one way, so if it doesn't engage with the screwdriver tip, turn it the other way and you will feel some resistance when you turn it the right way. If the compressor does turn on, your defrost timer (the part you turned) is likely bad.

If the compressor turned on when you set the thermostat to high, check the ducts at the back of the fridge for cold air blowing from them. If the air isn't blowing, your coil (evaporator coil) fan may be bad (seized up). The fan only runs when the compressor is running. Excessive frost build-up on the coils can reduce or stop cold air from being dispersed in the fridge. If the defrost timer fails to rotate to the defrost cycle, humidity from opening the doors of the fridge will eventually clog the coils with frost and the cold air will be stopped from entering the fridge causing the compressor to run continuously and the interior to be warm.

If your issue turns out to be a compressor or refrigerant issue a licensed professional will have to take it from there.

It sounds like a lot but it's easier than it sounds!

Good luck!

Aug 16, 2013 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Where is the defrost timer on a kenmore side by side model # 106.58904801


What you should be looking for its a dead fan motor. The condenser fan motor cools the refrigerant and allows the compressor to stay cool with the returning cool refrigerant. If the fan motor is working intermittently then the fridge will do the same. Usually the fan will work for a wile but when it gets hot the lubrication to the bearings becomes poor and the bearings get worn ant the shaft will fall and the rotor will lock up. Condenser fan motor is usually located on the bottom backside of the fridge. Do not run the fridge until the motor is replaced, you can create a whole lot of other problems that will need to be taken care of by a professional. Good luck

Sep 08, 2012 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Refrigerator does not get cold. The freezer works fine, but the fridge only gets slightly cool.


normaly the fridge has its own thermostat to keep the tem right, if this thermostat has stoped working it will do one of two things,,, freez every thing up as it wont turn off the compressor or will just stop working as it wont turn on the compressor,,, try turning up the thermostat first,

Nov 19, 2009 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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Fridge motor on too much it seems


Remember, the colder you make the thermostat, the longer the compressor will run to try and reach the required temperature. Question is," is the temperature in the fridge cold enough or not cold enough." If it is, then you will need to have the thermostat replaced.(there is no control). If not cold enough at any time, then there is an issue with the cooling circuit.(Will then need to have it checked by a technician.

Nov 12, 2009 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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Kenmore refridge/freezer just stops working. I


. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


How to check stuff>
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

Sep 20, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Freezer and fridge not cold


Sounds like you have a stuck compressor. The buzz is the compressor trying to run but cannot.
A refrigeration mechanic with an hermetic compressor tester can reverse operate the compressor to get it unstuck

Jun 02, 2009 | Kenmore 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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Fridge won't get cold


Try checking the compressor relay (little black box) she might have gotten it wet.

May 01, 2009 | Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Kenmore Trio: the refridgerator is not getting cool


In the Freezer or Fridge compartment, there is the Evaporator Fan (& Motor) If the freezer is cold, the Evaporator fan motor most likely went bad. Check to see that when the compressor is running, so should be the fan motor. If not, you have to remove it & replace it. It is not an expensive repair unless you call for service on it. Make sure that you unplug the fridge when you replace the fan motor.

Mar 15, 2009 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

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My kenmore refrigerator side by side


All the cooling takes place in the freezer and is blown over to the frig side so the frig side will start to warm up soon. Possible cause is the starting device to the compressor is faulty, compressor motor locked up or cold control faulty and not closing.

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Feb 19, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Kenmore fridge not getting cold


first thing to heck would be the condenser fan motor which is located int the compressor compartment pull the refrig away form the wall remove cardboard cover and inspect the fan motor that you will see. check for obstruction or if the fan motor is seized. if this motor fails it will cause the compressor to run extremely hot then shut off on internal motor protector. if you determine the motor is bad you can place a house fan behind unit blowing on compressor area to keep unit working until you get it repaired.
Thanks Peyton

Feb 17, 2009 | Kenmore 64522 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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