My 2nd hand Kenmore 106.8275580 upright frostless freezer quit freezing on me. Nearly lost all of my beef, venison and chicken. I'd buy a new freezer, but there are none for sale currently due to COVID.
Anyway, here is what I know:
The fan inside the unit is working. The coils (on the back of the unit) are free of dust/dirt. The compressor runs extremely hot to the touch, and constantly runs now that the unit is not cooling. I've unplugged the freezer for now.
What research I've done so far suggest I should replace either the capacitor or the defrost timer (or both). Combined I can get these parts for under $50.00.
I paid $75 for the freezer. It worked fine before this. Except when the compressor used to kick on, it rattled loudly momentarily, and this was ANNOYING!!!!
My questions are: are these two items the likely cause of the problem? Anything else I should consider replacing? Maybe I'm better off just waiting and buying a new unit in 2-3 months when they become available again.
Thanks in Advance