Appliance Repair Forum

Appliance Repair Forum (http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/)
-   Refrigerator & Freezer Repair (http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/)
-   -   Need advice on Kenmore upright freezer (http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/510836-need-advice-kenmore-upright-freezer.html)

rgraff 12-13-2012 07:18 PM

Need advice on Kenmore upright freezer
 
I have a Kenmore upright freezer, model number 253.21421105.

It is in a semi-finished basement, used regularly, and is kept clean.

In the past few days it has stopped cooling and the food has started to thaw. The fan works fine (air is flowing out of the vents in the back top). The compressor is very warm, and seems to be working. However, the sides of the freezer, in which the coils sit, used to get cool, but they no longer do.

Any hints? Or is it time to just go buy a new one.

Thanks in advance.

Rob

richappy 12-14-2012 02:04 AM

If the compressor is not vibrating, it is not running. If you remove the compressor start device and it rattles, it's bad, order a new one on this site 216649313

rgraff 12-14-2012 03:31 AM

Thanks. Compressor appears to be vibrating
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by richappy (Post 787962)
If the compressor is not vibrating, it is not running. If you remove the compressor start device and it rattles, it's bad, order a new one on this site 216649313

Thanks so much for getting back to me. Here's what is happening this morning: All appears to be running -- lights on, fan on, compressor vibrating and warm. But there is no cooling.

Rob

richappy 12-14-2012 04:27 AM

The sealed system leaked refigerant and damaged the compressor, gauges would confirm. Time for a new one.

rgraff 12-14-2012 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richappy (Post 787993)
The sealed system leaked refigerant and damaged the compressor, gauges would confirm. Time for a new one.

Thanks, Richappy. By "a new one", do you mean a new freezer or a new compressor? Also, is there a way to confirm this? You note "gauges would confirm". Is that something I might be able to do, or would it require a service visit?

I greatly appreciate your time and expertise.

Rob

richappy 12-14-2012 07:28 AM

If the condensing coils are not warm, the compressor is not doing anything, either failed internally, or out of refrigerant. Just too costly to fix, best get a new one. Compressor replacement generally $600.

rgraff 12-14-2012 08:25 AM

Thanks so much. That was my guess as the best step to take. A pity, but so it goes.

All the best,

Rob


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17