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Basement flooded with 9 inches of water. I have allowed the freezer to dry out. When I plug it in the inside light and the control panel both come on. But the compressor does not run. Any ideas ???

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  • Sean Miller Mar 26, 2011

    Hi is the upright? Do you have a model?


    Sean

  • sgunsett Mar 26, 2011

    It is an upright Kenmore model 253.26742101

  • Sean Miller Mar 26, 2011

    I have one more question is the fan running in the freezer ,and when you say controal panel does it have a digital display?

    Sean

  • sgunsett Mar 26, 2011

    The fan does NOT come on. The control panel is in the freezer compartment and it is digital.

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The thermostat may have shorted out so that it is no longer making contact to put power to the compressor. After drying out the components try bypassing the thermostat and see if it will start or make any sound whatsoever. If it does start and run with the thermostat bypassed replace the thermostat. 4-6 inches of water can also get to the relay on the compressor. Replacing the relay and over load assembly also be a good idea.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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freezers still make condensation like air conditioners. they have a drain line heater to keep the condensate liquid until it exits the freezer. then it goes into a drain pain that usually has the high (hot) side line running through it to evaporate the water and at the same time increase efficiency. you probably have a rusted out drain pan which you can replace. you can make one from sheet metal and just seal the corners with RTV silicone, be careful sheet metal WILL cut you badly, so wear gloves whenever handling that stuff.

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SOURCE: basement flooded and chest freezer was down there.

Yes it will work again. But I would not trust it. If you do want to use it you will want to let it dry out fre at least one week.

Posted on May 25, 2010

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Hi,
In this case if it is not something simple... it will be cheaper to replace...checkout these tips for the simple stuff.

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.


If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…


Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair
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yes you need to replace the circuit board

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Likely just the start device, the compressor is a sealed unit so the water would not have affected it.

Here's what I'd suggest you try...

If you feel like you can trouble shoot further I`ve provided the following info to assist you or you may decide to call a professional appliance technician as I would suggest.

I don`t know the age of your fridge, but I should mention...

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