Question about Kenmore 5 cu. ft. / 142 liter Chest Freezer 11511
Stopped cooling, it's clicking every 3 minutes
The clicking is the compressor trying to start. Probably a better bet to replace rather than try to repair with new compressor and electrics, drier and gas.
Posted on Jul 03, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure everything is working, I.E. compressor, fans. Now I need to know if the freezer shuts off at 14 degrees, or does it continue to run without making temp. If it shuts off, then the first place to look is the thermostat. It may be out of calibration. If it continues to run, then the solution may be as simple as cleaning the condenser coil. or the defrost has malfunctioned somehow. Defrost probleams will cause excess ice on the inside coil. You may need to remove the panels to see how much ice is on it. It sounds like the compressor is good, as it is pretty cold. Just not cold enough. A deep freeze should be at least 0.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
SOURCE: Kenmore Chest Freezer
It might be freezing normally but that doesn't mean that compressor's motor isn't overheating due to lack of freon or mechanical problems on motor itself. Better not risk a fire and let someone experienced check the compressor's motor. Overheating is never a good sign.
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
SOURCE: Used chest freezer not cooling
One of two situations has occured with your used freezer:
1: The unit freon needs to be recharged, this happens when you develope a leak in the freon coils, or the unit is old enough that the freon has reached it's usable potential.
2: The compressor may seem to run fine, but in fact, has an internal problem.
My suggestion, return the unit if you can, and walk the isles of your local Menards, Sears, or any other local vendor in your area, and see how much prices have declined for the chest freezer.
The initial investment for a new freezer will offset any problems you might have with any other used unit, and the warranty is always a plus if you do have problems with the new unit.
Hope this helps you out.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
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