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Kenmore model 253.21741103 has an alarm that sounds when power has been interrupted. There is a reset button to turn the alarm off. After being without service 3-4 days after Hurrican Ike, the alarm sounds at random times even when power has not been interrupted.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Upright Freezer Model 253-9280810

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 Jan 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore commercial standup freezer alarm

Sounds like the temp sensor is bad or intermittant. Check the connections to the display to see if they are loose. If not, the sensor might be bad, causing it to read the wrong temp. The fact that it is jumping around like that points to this kind of problem.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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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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SOURCE: compressor doesn't sound as if it is

Good day,
Sorry, no reset but if the compressor is not running, it could be the thermostat as well. You will need a VOM meter to check to see if power is reaching the compressor.
If it is, it could be the compressor overload protector, the compressor start relay, which are both under a cover on the side of the compressor.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

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