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Whistling noise True Freezer whistles when it runs. When it stops I hear the fan paddles slowing down, perhaps touching something??? Just acquired this freezer, it has less than 6 mos. usage on it. Like New otherwise. thanks. tlp

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: kenmore 15 upright freezer

feel the fan motor to see if it is hot. If it is the fan motor is shot. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer making noise & left side of the freezer (on outside is very warm to touch)

We have deveolped these so called Phorid Flies, in our basement. After the 3rd treatment, they are about gone. I 've noticed noise from our upright freezer, and many of these phorid flies behind. Can I put two and two together on this? Thanks for listening!

Shari

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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mikeh77586

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SOURCE: Kenmore Upright Freezer compressor running 6 seconds every minute

Usually the compressor runs pretty warm anyway. However if you think it's too hot I would start with the condenser coils located either under the unit or on occasion they are located on the back. The air flow across these coils as well as the airflow around the compressor must be maintained. I forgot to ask if the condenser fan is running. Check and make sure that the Fan is running and the air flow is good. Also, When you transported the unit did you move it standing vertically like it normally stands or did you lay it on its side. If you transported the unit on its side you must wait a minimum of 24 to 48 hours prior to start up or the unit could be ruined permanently. The refrigerant has to be utilized through the compressor as a gas. If the unit is on its side liquid refrigerant could be introduced into the compressor and can cause permanent damage. If this is the case I recommend that you turn the unit off at once and wait the 36 hours for the Refrigerant to settle then try it again. This transportation rule applies for any appliance That uses refrigerant, Air Conditioners etc. These units are not that hard to diagnose. The only other item that is usually a problem is the defrost timer. It is not very expensive and can also cause some of the same symptoms that you are eluding to. The defrost timer allows the freezer to periodically shut down to prevent the buildup of frost or ice on he evaporator coils and on the inside the unit. If it is defective, then the unit will either run all the time and cause the evaporator coils to freeze up or will not allow the compressor to switch on and it will not freeze like it should.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

jumptrout51

steve

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SOURCE: Access to the circulation fan Kenmore upright freezer

There is a panel on the lower back wall inside the freezer.
Remove it to access the fan motor.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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Charles T Nevin

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SOURCE: loud buzzing noise doesnt stop

Locate what is making the noise. There is a fan in the freezer behind the rear cover inside. There is a fan underneath accessed from the rear behind the cardboard backing. The compressor is also there with a starter/overload relay which could make the noise.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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