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Freezer won't turn on

My freezer was working fine until I defrosted it. I plugged it back in and tried to turn the knob to any level and all it does is click and hum and then the hum goes away. Then after 8-10 seconds it clicks again and hums. Kenmore model 253.9234113

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GIVE IT TIME SO THE THE SYSTEM COULD STABILIZE IT SYSTEM FOR A FRESH STARTUP. OR HAVE CHECK TO ITS OVERLOAD UNIT THE COMPRESSOR MOTOR.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

  • Dawn Moore Jan 02, 2020

    How long do you have to wait? I am having the same problem and we defrosted it yesterday.

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douglas smith

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SOURCE: Freezer not working

compressor is faulty. clicking noise you hear is the overload for the compressor. not worth repair and not diy

Posted on Mar 19, 2007

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SOURCE: Relay clicks, compressor doesn't start

try replacing the relay/ overload you can buy a supco replacement there's 2 of them one covers 1/15 - 1/6 and the other covers1/3 - 1/4 its really easy to wire up and cost effective. any questions don't hesitate to contact by e-mail [email protected]

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

douglas smith

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almost certainly a problem with the defrost timer - just replace complete. doesn't matter what position you set timer to when replaced

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: compressor click

Possibly. However it sounds like the compressor is running hot which could be the relay assembly sticking with the start windings in the circuit.
Eric

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore Upright freezer is Making a loud humming sound

change the rubber washers on the compressor should work a treat...

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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Hello Mary;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

You are locked in the defrost mode. About every 8-10 hours your freezer will go into a defrost mode for 20-30 minutes. This is where all of the components will shut down except for the light.

You have water on the floor because your condenser fan and compressor is shut down.

You did not provide a model number. Your model number is on the inside wall of your freezer near the top. So, I can only guess.

Lets take your freezer out of the defrost mode. In the lower back on the left hand side is your defrost timer (This may also be in the lower front depending on the model). Following is a picture of what a defrost timer looks like.

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The time is mounted on the back of a plate and held on with two screws. The plate has a hole through it to give you access to the round knob on the left. The knob has a slot in it. With a flat head screw driver turn the knob clockwise. You will hear a click. Turn one click at a time until the freezer turns on.

The timer cost about $20.00. You can replace it yourself. Unplug the freezer. Unscrew the timer. Remove the connector on the right.

You need to replace the timer or you will have icing problems.

Send me your model number and I will tell you what the part number is.


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The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

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The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others. You can post your model number into one of several appliance parts sites on the internet and search for defrost components to find your parts.
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