Kenmore freezer troubleshooting

Kenmore brand belongs to the American company Sears. The products of this brand include the following principle: “The most features at the lowest price”. Not long ago, an independent study of the household appliance market showed that 60% of United States citizens prefer Kenmore appliances to other brands. Below you will find a table of Kenmore freezer troubleshooting system.

Kenmore 19702 freezer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSE
Freezer does not operateNot plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse. The freezer temperature control is set at "OFF". If the unit is unplugged, lost power, or turned off; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the freezer will not start.
Freezer exterior is warmThe exterior of the freezer may be as much as 30 degrees warmer than the ambient temperature. This is normal.
Compressor turns on and off frequently.The room temperoture is hotter thon normal. A large amount of food has been added to the freezer.
The door is open too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The temperature control is not set correctly. The door gasket does not seal properly.
The freezer does not hove the correct clearances.
The freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Four hours are required for the freezer to cool down completely.
Temperature inside the freezer is too warmTemperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a cooler setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stobilize.
Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Warm air enters the freezer every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.
The door is not closed completely.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
A large amount of warm or hot food might have been stored recently. Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.
The freezer has recently been disconnected
Temperature inside the freezer is too coldTemperature control is set too cold. Turn the control to a warmer setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Popping or cracking sound when compressor comes onMetal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water boilingRefrigerant (used to cool freezer) is circulating throughout the system. This is normal.
VibrationsCheck to assure that the freezer is level.
Floor is uneven or weak. Freezer rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure floor can adequately support freezer. Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part of the freezer.
The freezer is touching the wall. Re-level the freezer and move it from the wall.
See Installation Instructions .
Moisture forms on inside freezer walls.Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up. This is normal. Door is slightly open.
Door is kept open too long, or is opened too frequently. Open the door less often.
The door is not sealed properly.
Moisture forms on outside of freezerDoor is slightly open, causing cold air from inside the freezer to meet warm moist air from outside.
The door will not close properlyThe freezer is not level.
The gasket is dirty.
The storage basket is out of position.

Kenmore ELITE 25329082990 freezer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSECORRECTION
Freezer does not run.- Freezer is plugged into a circuit that has a ground fault interrupt.- Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet, have it checked by a certified technician.
- Temperature control is in the ‘OFF" position.- See "SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL section.
- Freezer may not be plugged in, or plug may be loose.- Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
- House fuse blown or tripped circuit breaker.- Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time delay fuse. Reset circuit breaker.
- Power outage.- Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
Freezer runs too much or too long.- Room or outside weather is hot.- It's normal for the freezer to work harder under these conditions.
- Freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time.- It takes 24 hours for the freezer to cool down completely.
- Large amount of warm or hot food have been stored recently.- Warm food will cause freezer to run more until the desired temperature is reached.
- Door is opened too frequently or kept open too Iona.- Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more. Open the door less often.
- Freezer door may be slightly open.- See DOOR PROBLEMS
- Temperature control is set too low.- Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
- Freezer gaskets are dirty, worn, cracked or poorly fitted.- Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain
Interior freezer temperature is too cold.- Temperature control is set too low.- Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Interior freezer temperature is too warm.- Temperature control is set too warm.- Turn control knob to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
- Door is opened too frequently or kept open too long.- Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more. Open the door less often.
- Freezer door may be slightly open.- See DOOR PROBLEMS
- Large amount of warm or hot food have been stored recently.- Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.
- Freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time.- Freezer requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
Freezer external surface temperature is warm.- The external freezer walls can be as much as 30°F warmer than room temperature.- This is normal while the compressor works to transfer heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
Louder sound levels whenever freezer is on.- Modern freezers have increased storage capacity and more stable temperatures. They require heavy duty compressors.- This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low, you might hear the compressor running while it cools the interior.
Louder sound levels when compressor comes on.- Freezer operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle.- This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run.
Popping or cracking sound when compressor comes- Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes.- This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound,- Refrigerant (used to cool freezer is circulating throughout the system.- This is normal.
Vibrating or rattling noise.- Freezer is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly.- Level the freezer. Refer to "LEVELING'' in the "FIRST STEPS" section.
- Floor is uneven or weak.- Ensure floor can adequately support freezer. Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part of the freezer.
- Freezer is touching the wall.- Re-level freezer or move freezer slightly. Refer to "LEVELING1 in the "FIRST STEPS" section.
Moisture forms on inside- Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up.- This is normal.
freezer walls.- Door is slightly open.- See DOOR PROBLEMS
- Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently.- Open the door less often.
Moisture forms on outside freezer walls.- Door may not be seating properly, causing the cold air from inside the freezer to meet warm moist air from outside.- See DOOR PROBLEMS .
Odors in freezer.- Interior needs to be cleaned.- Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda. Replace air filter.
- Foods with strong odors are in the freezer.- Cover the food tightly.
Door will not close.- Freezer is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly.- This condition can force the cabinet out of square and misalign the door. Refer to "LEVELING" in the "FIRST STEPS" section.
- Floor is uneven or weak.- Ensure floor can adequately support freezer. Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part
Light bulb is not on.- The fluorescent lamp or light bulb is burned out.- Follow directions under "INTERIOR LIGHTING" or "MID LEVEL LIGHTING" in the FREEZER FEATURES" section.
- No electric current is reaching the freezer.- See FREEZER DOES NOT RUN
Automatic ice maker not working.- Ice maker is not working.- Ensure the wire signal arm is not in the UP position
- Water supply is turned off.
- Water pressure is too low.
- The freezer is not cold enough.