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Author Topic: Kenmore 106722541 coldspot freezer too warm...looks like power faltering?  (Read 439 times)

Offline impuzzled

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Very inexperienced in these things but I remember being able to replace the fan some years back. It's been a great freezer considering it's many years. Recently it got too warm so disconnected it. Over the years it always  had some small ice build up on the bottom. I plug it in and stuff seems to be running. The fan is running fine I see. What it's doing is like the power falters. The sound changes and the light dims for a second. It just keeps doing this. Any ideas on where to go next? Thanks
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 03:49:39 PM by impuzzled »

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Re: Kenmore 106722541 coldspot freezer too warm...looks like power faltering?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 12:22:31 PM »
It's like it's trying to run normally but seems like a strain is put on it somewhere and then you hear the running sound change and the inner light bulb dim slightly.

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Re: Kenmore 106722541 coldspot freezer too warm...looks like power faltering?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 12:46:28 PM »
Model number is wrong. Sounds like from the limited information compressor maybe cycling off on the overload. Pull  refrigerator out and see if compressor is running. Do you hear a hum and a click.If so, possible bad relay that starts compressor or bad compressor. Correct model number would be nice and see if compressor is running.

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Re: Kenmore 106722541 coldspot freezer too warm...looks like power faltering?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 05:43:52 PM »
Since I'm a real beginner at things like this I really appreciate your reply. Soon I'll be pulling it out and giving it a listen with it in mind. As rough as this picture looks that old freezer has been going like a champ for a long time so I hope there's some hope. Thanks
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Re: Kenmore 106722541 coldspot freezer too warm...looks like power faltering?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 06:45:06 PM »
My fault that is a good model number.Sorry about that. Let us know if you hear the compressor running and there should be a fan by the compressor that should be running anytime the compressor is running. O0

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Re: Kenmore 106722541 coldspot freezer too warm...looks like power faltering?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 02:41:14 PM »
OK. I turned it around and plugged it in. The back fan (and front fan) are running and it's frequently clicking. I made a video of it. https://youtu.be/lzEnEU-hQeo
Thanks for further advice!

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Well, it's warm enough to go out in the carport and try to see if this thing can run again. I'd appreciate some help in finding the type of relay for this. Some kind of universal one for this old model. It's a gamble that it would work but I hope worth a try. Thanks

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A better view. Thanks