20 Most Recent Kenmore 53502 / 53504 Side by Side Refrigerator Questions & Answers

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But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.
Be sure the BACK COVER is in place and hasnt been accidently removed.

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Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Sep 26, 2011

You could have a bad augar motor. It will turn one way for crush and the other way cube. that is the moldel with ice bin on door. If you have ice bin in the freezer not on the door. you could have the ice crusher lever jammed. that is the wire lever on the bottom of ice bin. Or the selnoid the moves the lever up thus opening the door and allowing the ice to pass the crushers. hope this helps.

Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Aug 20, 2011

thaw and it will probably start working.

Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Nov 01, 2010


Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast 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 starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold


Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Oct 07, 2010

You have a bad relay . Replace the " white box " ( it just pushes onto the compressor ) with maybe a small wire to secure it . Take your complete model number , including the 3 numbers in front of the ones you gave , to make sure you get the correct part .

Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Apr 28, 2010

This is still a great refrigerator! Your defrost system has just gone out. Call or email us and we can ship parts next day to you. 972-859-0929

Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Sep 28, 2009

Hi, It sounds like the inlet valve needs changes. Could be the plunger inside the solenoid is not lifting to allow water through. If you remove the line going to the ice maker off the inlet valve, try and cycle the ice maker and put the inlet valve over a bucket to see if water is coming out when it gets voltage.
I hope this helps.Please let me knwo if I can assist you further.


Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on May 31, 2009

try removing the panel in the freezer. you will see an evaporator fan . test it and the thermostat beside it it is one of the two

Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Apr 09, 2009

This usually means you have a weeping water valve. The water valve doesn't completely shut down after filling the icemaker. This deposits a staedy flow of water which freezes and accumulates in the tube, eventually blocking it off. You would need to replace the water valve which is located at the rear of the refrigerstor. One othe thing to check would be the water supply to the refrig. If the water dispenser is working fine then that isn't an issue. However, if that is flowing slowly you would need to replace the saddle valve which is tapping into your house water supply.

Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Apr 09, 2009

Hi Slinn. "..... no krinks or leaks...any ideas?"

How about a solution. Would a solution work? ;-)

Your water valve has gone to appliance parts heaven and now, sadly, needs to be replaced. Don't sweat it, though. Even if you've never done it before it'll be a quick 1/2 hour job.

1.) 1/4" nut driver or socket
2.) Pliers or 1/2" open end wrench
3.) A dirty towel (to clean up the little bit of water after the repair)

1.) Valve (part# 4318046). (It can be purchased at your local appliance parts retailer)

Now for the fun stuff! Pull the fridge out (it's on rollers, just give it a good tug to get it started rolling) far enough so that you can get behind it to work. Turn the water off at the wall.

(you wouldn't wanna look like this, would you?)

OK, you're behind the fridge, look down and right. You'll see where the water line connects to the fridge (that's actually the old valve there). Remove the water line from the valve with your Pliers or wrench and set aside.

See that cardboard panel on the back? You'll need to remove a few of the screws from the right side... enough screws removed to fold the cardboard back to expose the valve. Now remove the 2 screws that hold the valve on and pull the valve out from the cavity.

Get your new valve and hold it next to the old one and notice how it should be connected (wiring and tubing). Now all that's left is to do is pull the wiring and tubing from the old one and put it on the new one. Re-mount the valve and replace the screws for the cardboard. Now re-install the water line, use the towel to clean up the water and lastly, plug the fridge back into the outlet.

Really quick and easy. You should have no problems with ice after this.


Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Mar 23, 2009

Check the back wall of the freezer for ice buildup.
If yes, a defrost parts problem.
Check the freezer fan. Is it running?
If no, replace the freezer fan.
Check the condenser fan at the compressor. Is it running?
If no, is compressor hot?
If compressor is hot replace condenser fan motor.
If compressor is not hot.
Replace the compressor start relay.

Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Feb 28, 2009

If you are sure you have the right start relay, and are positive the start and run connections are correct, the compressor may be bad. There is an internal overload/overheat thermostat inside the compressor. If the motor windings are partially shorted out it will run for a little bit then stop. It will probably start after several hours when cooled down. The other possibility is that you have the start and run terminals reversed. If the start winding can't kick out after a few minutes it will overheat. As a final test, disconnect all wires from compressor. Plug in the box and turn it on. Make a test cord with a plug, wire and some alligator clips. One clip on one side and two clips on the other pole. Single clip goes to the common terminal, One of the other goes to the run. The last one is briefly touched to the run terminal. Just keep it there long enough for the compressor to start then remove it. Let it run for a few hours. It should cool the box down completely. It will run until you stop it as it's not using the thermostat in the box. If it works this way replace the relay again. If it stops by itself the compressor needs to be replaced. This is almost never worth it to fix.

Kenmore 53502 /... • Answered on Jul 03, 2008

Sounds to me that you may have a loose bracket or something else loose under the drawer. Typically the fan won't run until you close the drawer which takes me there. Unless you are a qualified technician please don't attempt to repair it yourself!!

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You are evidently holding the drawer. Look inside of the hole and at the back should be the slides and a latch at the back....You may just have to lift the drawer to lock into the slides. You may have to take the lid off of it first.

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Well; without a repair guide for procedures and how to test the different components; your guess is as good as mine. Look for the simplest solution 1st. Dust build up, condensate lines plugged etc. Always unplug the unit before diagnosing. The fan has an automatic relay and can start at any time.

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https://www.searspartsdirect.com/manual/1d9xfkuidl-000583/kenmore-elite-25344733104-upright-freezer-parts What is it doing or not doing?

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