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Troubleshooting Guide - Kenmore 183.134013 Use And Care Manual

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TROUBLESHOOTI
NG
GUIDE
3efore calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list
ncludes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or
"naterials 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 of this Trouble-
Shooting Guide.
Turn control knob to a warmer setting.Allow severa
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 Control is set too
• Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several
temperature is too cold.
low.
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Interior
Freezer
temperature
is too warm.
Freezer external surface
temperature is warm.
• 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.
• The external freezer walls can
be as much as 30°F warmer
than room temperature.
• rum 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 of this Trouble-
Shooting Guide.
• Wait until the freezer has had a chance to roach its
selected temperature.
• Freezer requires 4 hours to cool down completely.
• This is normal while the compressorworks to
transfer heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
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