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Kenmore 253.60721002 refrigerator runs but won't cool


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#1 jonnyk

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

Kenmore 253.60721002 runs but won't cool

 

Startup amps: 6.5

Running amps: 1.1

(LRA on this compressor is 10.5 amps)

 

Start to Run: 28 ohms

Start to Common: 20 ohms

Run to Common: 9 ohms

 

Tested terminals to ground and none are grounded

Klixon overload is not open

Current relay tests ok

 

 

Compressor and discharge line feel warm to the touch but not excessively hot. 

 

From my limited knowledge, the compressor ohm readings seem real high.  Is the compressor shot?

 

 

 

 



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

Kenmore 253.60721002 runs but won't cool


 


Startup amps: 6.5


Running amps: 1.1


(LRA on this compressor is 10.5 amps)


 


Start to Run: 28 ohms


Start to Common: 20 ohms


Run to Common: 9 ohms


 


Tested terminals to ground and none are grounded


Klixon overload is not open


Current relay tests ok


 


 


Compressor and discharge line feel warm to the touch but not excessively hot. 


 


From my limited knowledge, the compressor ohm readings seem real high.  Is the compressor shot?



#3 tommytech

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

what does the evaporator coil look like?all fans turning?

#4 jonnyk

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

evap coils are clean and evap fan is running



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

a picture of the frost pattern of the Freezer Evaporator Coils may help..

Compressor readings could be OK..

possible leak in the Sealed System ..

either way could cost $$$ to repair ..


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

no frost on evap coil?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

How to troubleshoot warm refrigerator problems by reading the evaporator frost pattern

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

Topics merged and moved to the Kitchen Forum (from the Orientation for New Students forum) bonghit.gif

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Nope. Not the slightest hint of frost on the evap coils after running for an hour. 



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

Well, hate to break it to ya, pilgrim, but it looks like you're going shopping for a new beer cooler cuz yourn done shat the bed, as we professional Appliantologists say. That's customer-speak for sealed system damage-- not worth repairig.

#11 jonnyk

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Fortunately it's not my fridge; it's one from work used to store "specimens"!  :woot:

 

So is "sealed system damage" slang for "I don't know what the mess happened but it can't be reasonably fixed"?

 

Or from you knowledge and experience do the signs point more to a compressor issue or a refrigerant leak or blockage?

 

Thanks for all your help.  Just paid for the Permapprenticeship and look forward to racking y'alls brains in the near future!

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

How to troubleshoot warm refrigerator problems by reading the evaporator frost pattern



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

Knowing the brand and using your stats I would say your system is restricted.

Most likely at the filter drier.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

I assume that since the fridge wasn't frosting over you are referring to this?

 

"For specific diagnostic help as to why the refrigerator is warming up, check out the warm refrigerator flow chart."

 

However, when I click on the link I am not seeing a flowchart.

 

This is all I see. 

 

 

Next time your beer box is warming up, use this handy flowchart to
quickly figure out what’s wrong and get on the right track for fixing
it. Also makes a great gift for that special someone who already has it
all. Go ahead and download it now so you’ll have it handy in case your
beer starts warming up.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

Try it again, it seems to be working now ==> http://fixitnow.com/...ting-flowchart/



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Got it.  Thanks.






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