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the problem is that the compressor is not working
call a technician for a proper diagnosis
and it is not a pressure sound but a vacuum sound as the door when closed drops the temp inside the unit and that creates a vacuum making the door temporarily hard to open

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 15, 2017


It sounds like the compressor is locked (seized). The current overload is doing it's job by opening the circuit. Take a current reading, on the common leg, while the compressor is trying to start. The locked rotor amps (LRA) for that compressor will be indicated on the compressor tag. If it's drawing LRA while trying to start, you need a new compressor. Which is the costliest part in that unit and requires specialty tools to replace.

Kenmore Freezer... | Answered on Apr 26, 2017


order a new seal at the link I provided or ebay or your choice
also check the lid or door adjustmens and obtain specific help instructions at the link I provided
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Kenmore Freezers | Answered on Apr 08, 2017


There is an excessive current draw. The compressor is the first thing to check, then the inside and outside fan motors. If there is a strip defrost heater element that has gone bad, that will do it too.

Kenmore Freezers | Answered on Mar 28, 2017


the compressor relay is gone For a few dollors you can still save it.

Kenmore Freezers | Answered on Mar 28, 2017


temperature dials need turned on of course

Kenmore Freezers | Answered on Mar 10, 2017


Have you tried any other outlets on a different circuit? It might be that there is already close to max load in the circuit and when you plug in the freezer it's enough to trip the circuit.
The next thing it could be is that the breaker is weak and needs to be replaced.

Kenmore Freezers | Answered on Nov 28, 2016


Recheck the model number on the fridge or try the Manufacturer web sites. A lot of fridges share the same parts, you should find a Kenmore model that is listed with the same part.

Kenmore Freezers | Answered on Nov 20, 2016

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