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1967hammer 09-06-2008 08:56 AM

freezer won't freeze anymore
My Kenmore side by side suddenly stopped freezing. I also notice loud clicking sound that occurs almost every 15-30 seconds. It sounds like a relay or a contact opening and closing.

I took off the front and rear access panels (not much access, only about a six inch opening) and felt the compressor. It is too hot to touch.

The other strange thing is that the center of the door frame (the horizontal piece that both doors close against) was also very warm.

Does anyone have any ideas?


1967hammer 09-09-2008 08:57 PM

Did I do something wrong in my post? I didn't get one response :(

80sGuy 09-10-2008 12:42 AM

If you're hearing the 'clicks' then most likely it needs a new 'overload/relay' kit. Match your model number; get the part and while you're at it, get a new 'run capacitor' too just in case. This could be the most economical approach as to reviving your fridge back to new again - or at least to its working state.

1967hammer 09-10-2008 06:25 PM

Thank you :)

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