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Kenmore coldspot model 106.53392300 side by side doesn't cool I suspect the starter unit on the compressor

Side by side does't cool either side, since it clicks, but never starts the compressor. Can some one assit in how to remove this part.

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  • sswenson Aug 08, 2008

    Thanks to all that helped, I was from the comments of a similar

    problem, able to assertain that the starter device was the culprit.

    After looking closer I could see that it just unplugged from a 3 pt

    terminal, like an old T.V. tube. I pluged in the old (piggy-back) capacitor, and the wire harness clip , plugged in the starter device to the compressor the fridge and turned it on and it worked perfectly, problem solved!! thanks again the forum was very helpful, and saved a service call.

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The compressor sounds like the start device went bad. When that happens there is the "click" during trying to start, but since it can't the compressor overheats in time and then the thermal overload opens to protect it from overheating. Take the back lower panel off the refer and see if the compressor is really hot to the touch. If you have a little white colored box on the left side of the compressor pull it off and shake it... if it rattles and debris falls out you know it's bad. There is a kit that replaces it and it's real easy to install yourself. If you have a compressor that has a little blue indian head symbol on it however... your compressor is toast. Once they overheat they're done. If you have any other brand name you should be OK with a simple start device change out.

Posted on Jan 06, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore frig will not cool

if compressor is hot that means comp- is trying to start but the relay /overload is bad allow comp to cool down unplug from wall and replace with exact type 1/2hp 1/4hp 1/3hp etc make sure all wireing is correct and unplug before starting that model may or may not have a run or start capacitor replace it also..

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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SOURCE: My model number 106 59592993

your problem is in the compressor area check the relay on the compressor

Posted on May 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Model # FRS23R4A - Not cooling

wihtout replacing the relay there really isnt any way to tell if its the compressor or the relay. the relay is veyr inexpensive in comparison to the compressor usually less than 70 bucks. and the best part is you can replace it yourself as opposed to paying a service company. this is the part number 218721113 and it prices at 38 dollars thru  sears.com.
once you replace the part if the compressor starts you should be ok. if it doesnt start then you will need to call a service company to replae the compressor or look at replaing the refrig. if the unit is less than 5 years old it may be under warranty for the compressor so check into that first. if I can be of further assistance dont hesitate to ask. thanks Peyton

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore coldspot 106.54563300 is not cooling.

Not good news, it sounds like a compressor problem. Vacuum clean everthing you can safely get to in order to make it eaiser for the repair guy, (hopefully to save money). How old is the fridge?

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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