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SandyV48 10-08-2009 07:31 AM

Black oil like substance leaking from bottom left side
 
Woke up with oil leak on floor. Motor?

denman 10-08-2009 07:45 AM

Your Model Number is incorrect, please check it.

The only thing with oil in it, in a fridge is the motor.
So if it came from the fridge you have a major problem.
I would shut off the unit till you can determine the source.

SandyV48 10-08-2009 08:38 AM

Model # from Sears Manual 253 or 970
 
Label inside door is Model 253-73754302.

Thanks. I am sure it's MAJOR!

SandyV48 10-08-2009 08:43 AM

Motor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by denman (Post 137493)
Your Model Number is incorrect, please check it.

The only thing with oil in it, in a fridge is the motor.
So if it came from the fridge you have a major problem.
I would shut off the unit till you can determine the source.

Model Sears Kenmore 253-73754302. No motor shown in the schematic. I suspect going to get a new refrig shortly.

Thanks!

denman 10-08-2009 10:52 AM

You had said motor so I used the same terminology actually it is an oil filled compressor.

Scadaboy 10-08-2009 12:06 PM

Black stuff is likely
 
It is possible your compressor is overheating and the shell is oozing its bonding/sealing gasket material becaue of the heat. The lubricating oil could also be leaking out a bad gasket. It is either failing on its own, or a continuous call for cooling (stuck thermostat or dirty coils) is making it run too much. There is usually a thermal limit switch built in to the compressor which is likely bad in addition to the other things. (This would allow it overheat).


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