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I have a Sears Kenmore refrigerator, about 10 years old, freezer on top. The back is covered so you don't see the "cooling ribs". The motor runs but it is not cooling. What's wrong? Thanks.

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Replace the ptc overload relay on the compressor in the lower rear,it may seem like the compressors running and if its overly hot then the ptc is bad,just unplug this component off the compressor and obtain a new replacement at any appliance dealer carrying that brand

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You said, Kenmore; 21 cu ft; 10-years old; just stopped cooling; wondering if it even makes any financial sense to get estimate to repair, or is 10 years about it's trouble free length of service

Here is an article that you may find useful and interesting related to your situation.
Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
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When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
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But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
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Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
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When it pays to replace.

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Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.

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