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Kenmore Upright Freezer Model 253.9239780 Temp alarm, Temp rising slowly

Been getting the temp alarm for about 2 weeks now. Temp has risen from -5 to currently 20 even though compressor is running. No new food added, door has been closed. Freezer located in garage, temp in garage is 45. Checked lower back of Freezer for obstructions, etc. but none found. If I push the temp alarm button, alarm goes silent, red light continues to flash. Several hours later, alarm sounds again. Nothing inside freezer is blicking the door from closing properly. Freezer is 16 years old approximately. Turned temp setting down several times but temp doesn't seem to drop even though compressor is running... I've fixed several other appliances with minor problems but have very limited diagnostic tools to fix a freezer.

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  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    model # 253 . 9239716 serial # s511394019 manufactuers date 11-1995 theres no temp control knob to turn freezer temp down any where in side of freezer.. there is a quick freeze button on out side of the door with freezer alarm and power button but no where in side or out side for temp control knob to be schematics and freezer owners guide for freezer schematics show parts and order #s for temp control knob . where is it located on/in freezer. who would design something like that..

  • djmott2000 Aug 16, 2008

    The alarm on my freezer goes off every 12 hours. I reset the alarm, it goes off again 12 hours later. I reset the temperature, it still goes off 12 hours later.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Need to reset temp control away from 888



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You have a refrigeration issue partner let her go 16 yrs. is good service you can replace it for 3 to 5 hundred the repair will be that IF you can find someone with the r-12. don't go for a top it off and go deal the food you lose is to expensive for that to be economical.

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