ApplianceJunk.com

Forum Index => Refrigerator & Freezer Repair => Topic started by: chevyt on December 27, 2008, 10:55:15 AM

Title: Kenmore 20
Post by: chevyt on December 27, 2008, 10:55:15 AM
My fridge just quit working.  I removed the compressor fan, installed a jumper wire directly to the wall outlet and it worked.  Then I jumper-ed the compressor and it kicked on.  I reinstalled the fan and now I'm at a loss.  Any ideas would be helpful.  Joe

Model 106.8752510
Title: Re: Kenmore 20
Post by: Repair-man on December 27, 2008, 11:25:41 AM
Joe;

If you can run any component by manually powering it up, that tells you the control for the fridge is bad, right?
I don't see many parts left for this model, as Sears shows it  to be discontinued.
Title: Re: Kenmore 20
Post by: jumptrout51 on December 27, 2008, 11:51:20 AM
Check your cold control and your defrost timer. If they are good check wiring continuity from these controls to the compressor relay.
Title: Re: Kenmore 20
Post by: chevyt on December 27, 2008, 06:48:16 PM
When you Say that the control must be bad.  Is the temp. control what you are talking about.  Rookie Joe
Title: Re: Kenmore 20
Post by: Repair-man on December 28, 2008, 06:03:19 AM
Joe;

The temp control powers the unit to cool and its power runs to the defrost timer.  You can test your cold control contacts using  your OHM meter for continuity, or as you like to do by  bypassing the 2 terminals on the control to see if the unit runs. If not, the problem is in the defrost timer. This can be advanced with a screwdriver blade to see if it is stuck in defrost.

See Parts diagram (http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http%3a%2f%2fc.searspartsdirect.com%2flis_png%2fPLDM%2f00048956-00003.png)
Title: Re: Kenmore 20
Post by: chevyt on December 28, 2008, 12:45:21 PM
I want to thank you guys for helping this rookie DIYS non-tech.  I moved the defrost timer and I heard a click.  Plugged the unit in and it started up.  I will still need the replace that defrost timer but at least I know where it is now.  Thanks again, Rookie Joe