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Kenmore model #106.52693100 compressor too hot

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I had a problem with my kenmore refrigerator model # 106.52693100, first I some clicking sound at the back, so I opened back panel and found out that relay was fried, change the relay, and the compressor starts fine, freezer was cold but refrigerator side was warm, also the compressor is getting hot and the panel between the 2 front doors are getting too hot. I heck the fan at the back and the fan is running ok. Any advise what is going on.
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  • lionpride Sep 22, 2008

    I noticed that the panel in between the two doors was really hot today on my Kenmore fridge. It's bedtime now & my husband & I unplugged the stupid thing b/c I'm afraid it's going to catch fire. I looked at some other sites with some scary comments about similar problems like this; it doesn't look like Sears is the responsible company they used to be.

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SOURCE: freezer works but refridgerator warm

you could find ice behind the back panel - worth a check. however the problem is probably ice in the return vent from fridge to freezer and the only way to cure is to switch off and leave for a day with doors open. if im right and you try this, if it re-occurs you may have a problem with the defrost system

Posted on Apr 09, 2007

Tech007
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SOURCE: Kenmore Refidgerator is not cooling

let fridge cool down it sounds like the relay overload is bad try replacing it with a 3 n 1 start kit directions on the kit real easy to hook up... if the compressor starts then you are ok... hopefully the compressor is not burned out good luck

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore (253.51399104)side by side making buzzing/humming noise

It will rattle slightly, this is normal. The ones that are burned out will sound like they have gravel in them, you can defininely tell something is wrong.
The problem with diagnosing Kenmore fridges with this problem is that there are different manufacturers. Yours is built by Frigidaire and probably has a Tecumseh compressor. We find more failed compressors with the Tecumsehs than we do with the models that have Embraco compressors. The models with Embraco's generally have more relay failures.

You should not hear the buzz/hum at startup. You will need to replace the compressor, which will be replaced at no charge to you if it is less than 5 yrs old.
If it is older than 5 yrs, you can have it replaced, but it will be almost as expensive as a new fridge. You can buy an aftermarket start device called a 3-in-1. This has a start capacitor built in to give it a little more boost on start up. I don't recommend using them unless it is a short term fix until the compressor can be replaced or if it is out of warranty and there is nothing to lose anyway.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite refrigerator stops cooling - Relay keeps cycling

the relay on the compressor is most likely the culprit part# 8201786 you can buy it at the local sears parts and repair center it is very easy to replace it. your refrig compartment will start warming up soon. to prevent damage to your compressor probably a good idea to unplug the refrig until you get the part replaced..

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SOURCE: Kenmore compressor cycles and does not cool

It sounds like you have a stuck compressor or bad start capacitor.
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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite refrigerator Model 596.76533500 temperature control panel locked?

I have this problem also my control panel is not working. It has an Er If on the panel.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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