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I purchased a 5.0 cu ft freezer only 2 yrs ago. It has been in my clean dry basement since new. 3 days ago it quit working. The relay clicks, but the motor or fan do not run. What could be the problem? I cannot believe a chest freezer, that most people have for 15 to 20 yrs, only lasts 2. So disappointed.

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Probably the relay you here clicking is bad.

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SOURCE: chest freezer

Need to find out IF the compressor is running or not.. thats the frist thing to do.

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SOURCE: Quit working -Haier Freezer

You have one of three issues here.
Either the thermostat has gone bad,
The thermal cutout has gone bad ontop of the compressor,
or the capacitor is out for the compressor.

Take an hom meter and check the thermal cutout, it should read 0 ohms or "continuity" if it doesnt the cutout is bad.

The only real way to check the cap is with a cap meter.

as for the thermostat check it with a n hom meter to make sure you have good connections internal the thermostat.

If you have any other questions just let me know!

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: new chest freezer not getting cold

I am having the same problem. How long did it take?
I bought mine second hand and think it may be broken. I plugged it in 8 hours ago. I can hear it running but it's not cold yet.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

nnesmith

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SOURCE: Outside of chest freezer gets hot

it is normal for outside to get hot. that is where the condensor coils are located. if unit is working don't worry.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: my kenmore 19.7 cu.ft. chest freezer is not

Place a volt meter set for amp draw around one wire of the compressor. If you do not have a constant amp draw replace the start relay on the compressor.
If you do have a constant amp draw the compressor is bad or you have a refrigerant leak.

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