Question about Kenmore 24.8 cu. ft. TRIO Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Kenmore trio 596

Our refrigerators compressor will not kick on.

it makes a humming noise that lasts about 8 seconds the a clicking sound.
the temp. is rising.

What can I do?

Some one told me to unplg the frig. for 15min and plug back in to reset it.

will this work?

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  • gldmnr98 Sep 05, 2008

    I'm currently having the same problem. The motor has been buzzing and clicking like a switch for the last two weeks. I unplugged it and cleaned the cooling fins underneath but that didn't fix it. Now I'm waiting on Sears to come out and diagnose it. The noise is loud enough to be heard throughout the house.

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No it wont work, you can try replacing the overload relay assy mounted on the side of the compressor(football sized motor) behind refrig. i would check your manual for warr. information depending on age you may be covered for faulty compressor.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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