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Offline ejbrandt

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Kenmore Freezer
« on: April 15, 2010, 09:35:59 AM »

Help,

I have an older Kenmore freezer that stays cold but needs defrosting often.  The frost/ice accumulates on the inside top first, then each shelf builds ice.  I have to defrost every 6 mo.  Not sure if it is a frost free freezer or what is normal operation.  I would also like a manual for it.

Model 253.9289112
S# WB94216063

Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Kenmore Freezer
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 10:19:00 AM »
Is it a chest freezer? Freezers normally don't have a defrost, check your seal for air leaks but all have to be manually defrosted from time to time.

Offline ejbrandt

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Re: Kenmore Freezer
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 10:20:33 AM »
It is a upright.  Is there a way to check the seal?

Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Kenmore Freezer
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 10:37:55 AM »
Close the door and visually inspect it especially near the top. Run your hand along the edge and feel for drafts. Does it get opened a lot? The outside airs humidity is what causes the frost.