Troubleshooting - Kenmore 2872 - 16.7 cu. Ft. Upright Freezer Use And Care Manual

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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before
calling
for service,
review
this list. it may
save
you
time
and expense.
This
list
includes
common
occurences
that
are not the result
of defective
workmanship
or
GUIDE
materials
in this
appliance.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
FREEZER DOES NOT RUN
Freezer
does
not run.
Freezer
runs
too much
or too
long.
• Freezer
is plugged
into a circuit
that has a ground fault interrupt.
• Temperature
control
is in the
OFF position.
• Freezer
may not be plugged
in,
or plug may be loose.
• House fuse blown or tripped
circuit
breaker.
• Power outage.
• Room or outside
weather
is hot.
• Freezer
has recently
been
disconnected
for a period of
time.
• Large amounts
of warm
or hot
food have been stored
recently.
• Doors are opened
too frequently
or too long.
• Freezer
door may be slightly
open.
• Temperature
Control
is set too
low.
• Freezer
gasket
is dirty, worn,
cracked,
or poorly fitted.
• Use another
circuit.
If you are unsure
about the outlet,
have it checked
by a certified
technician.
• See Setting
the Temperature
Control
Section.
Ensure
plug is tightly
pushed
into outlet.
• Check/replace
fuse with a 15 amp time-delay
fuse. Reset
circuit
breaker.
• Check house
lights. Call local Electric
Company.
• It's normal
for the freezer
to work harder
under these
conditions.
• It takes 4 hours for the freezer
to cool down completely.
• Warm food will cause freezer
to run more until the
desired
temperature
is reached.
• Warm air entering
the freezer
causes
it to run more.
Open doors less often.
• See "DOOR
PROBLEMS"
Section.
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e
Turn control
knob to a warmer
setting.
Allow several
hours
for the temperature
to stabilize.
Clean or change
gasket.
Leaks in the door seal will cause
freezer
to run longer
in order to maintain
desired
temperature.
Interior
Freezer
temperature
is
• Temperature
Control
is set too
• Turn the control to a warmer
setting.
Allow several
hours
too cold.
low.
for the temperature
to stabilize.
• Temperature
Control
is set too
warm.
• Door is kept open too long or is
opened
too frequently.
• Door may not be seating
properly.
• Large amounts
of warm
or hot
food may have been stored
recently.
• Freezer
has recently
been
disconnected
for a period of
time.
Interior
Freezer
temperature
is
tOO
warm,
• Turn control to a colder
setting.
Allow several
hours for the
temperature
to stabilize.
• Warm air enters
the freezer
every time the door is
opened.
Open the door less often.
• See "DOOR
PROBLEMS"
Section.
• Wait until the freezer
has had a chance
to reach its
selected
temperature.
• Freezer
requires
4 hours to cool down completely.
Freezer
external
surface
• The external
freezer walls
can
• This is normal
while the compressor
works
to transfer
temperature
is warm.
be as much as 30°F warmer
heat from inside the freezer
cabinet.
than
room temperature.
SOUND
AND
NOISE
Louder
sound
levels
whenever
• Modern
freezers
have increased
• This is normal.
When
the surrounding
noise level is low,
freezer
is on.
storage
capacity
and more
you might hear the compressor
running
while it cools the
stable
temperatures.
They
interior.
require
a high efficiency
compressor.
Longer
sound
levels
when
• Freezer
operates
at higher
• This is normal.
Sound will level off or disappear
as freezer
compressor
comes
on.
pressures
during
the start of the
continues
to run.
ON cycle.
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