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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 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.
,, 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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