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Kenmore side by side not cold

Sounds like it is running w/o compressor. Fan goes good. I can feel air moving in both freezer and fridge. Compressor kicks on and then right back off in less than 20 seconds. Everything is clean and no major heat issues noticed in back. Refridgerator is located in the garage if that makes any difference. I have a freezer right next to it that works just fine.

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  • crowe8 Nov 27, 2007

    I tried to locate the "relay overload" and there is no such thing on the wiring diagram or parts list. Might it be part of the compressor? I even emailed Sears to see if hey could locate it and they replyed "no part." Is the capasitor or starter the same thing?

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The relay overload on the compressor is bad. very common problem. replace relay overload and it will work again. unplug from wall until you replace it.

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    its plugged into the left side of the compressor. mosy if the time its under a plastic cover.

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