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Can I replace the temp control thermostat on a kenmore freezer model 2539287413 by myself? Without a service tech?

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Depends upon your skill and experience in making electrical repairs.

Posted on Jul 13, 2019

Testimonial: "That much is a given. But I have not tried to access the old part yet as the new part is SUPPOSED to be ordered and I might get it someday. Someday. In the meantime the freezer still runs on 'quick freeze'. I just have to stay on top of it and keep it running. No place to keep the contents. Since I cannot shut it down...what I want to know is how hard is it to access the part? Installing a switch is nothing..getting to it is something."

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SOURCE: The thermostat is out on my Kenmore 14.8 cu ft freezer

I asked a local repair shop. Just pull ******* the sensor wire and it will slip out of the tube through which it runs. Run the new wire which is attached to the new thermostat thru the same tube. Prior to purchasing the thermostat, I tested with a ohm meter for continuity ( there was none) and jumped the attaching power wires. The compressor ran verifying the problem with the thermostat. Thermostat cost $47.00.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

SOURCE: Kenmore SR1087 Freezer Door will not close without lifting

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check this site out. I have the same problem but I don't have to lift the door to close yet....

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refridgerator

I just went through this with my refridgerator and actually posted one of the questions. Here is what I found ........

In the freezer compartment behind the panel there is an evaporator fan which pulls cold air from the freezer and pushes it up into the refrridgerator compartment. If the fan is not working it is one of three things.. 1) there is so much frost in the fan area the fan blade is stopped and cannot push the cold air into the refridgerator compartment or the air channel is blocked. 2) there is no electricity going to the fan (usually tied to the door switch of the refirdgerator compartment, and 3) the motor is dead and will have to be replaced.

Solution to #1 - defrost but there is another problem in the "frost-free" part of the system which must be addressed or the frost will return and it will happen again in the future.

Solution #2 - check to see there is power to the fan. (most are 110VAC but some are 100VDC. Use a meter and check)

Solution #3 - If there is power, the motor is dead. Replace the motor. Be aware that AC and DC motors are different and replace per manufacture's specifications.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: New replacement thermostat needs calibrating on my Kenmore oven

There is no real way to calibrate the thermostat. Most ovens have the same problem. By lowering the setting slightly will help get a closer temperature. Sometimes similar thermostats are substituted and may not be exactly the same as the original that came with your oven. Hope my trying to answer your question was helpful, Thanks, Sea breeze

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: refrig/freezer thermistor temp/resistance chart needed

by model# you can get it not all carry the same (temp)

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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