Kenmore fridge compressor gone?


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Old 06-20-07, 07:43 AM
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Kenmore fridge compressor gone?

Hey all, I have a 2002 kenmore side by side fridge. Its a 106 model. Lately I've been raiding the ice maker for my cooler and if you dont put it back just right the door is slightly cracked. Well ,this happened a few times and now the fridge and freezer wont cool. I let it sit for a few days and tried it again. When I plug it in the fan comes on then the compressor then there's a click coming from a relay on the left side of the compressor. The compressor then seems to shut off. Is the compressor gone or can I get a new relay?

Thanks a bunch.
 
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Old 06-20-07, 07:46 PM
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I'd give a new relay a try before I junk the fridge. Being only 5 years old, the compressor should last longer than that but then again, I had to tell a customer their 5 year old + 2 week compressor ( just out of warranty ) compressor was bad. They just don't make them like they used to.
 
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Old 06-21-07, 04:53 PM
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I'll second that. I recently replaced one to cure same problem. I believe the 'relay' part mounted on the left of the compressor was the run capacitor. Not a very costly part. From memory it was like less than $15 I think. Fridge has run fine ever ince, for many months.
 
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Old 06-22-07, 08:04 AM
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Thanks a bunch. The relay seems stubborn and i don't wanna break it. Should it just pop off?
 
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Old 06-22-07, 12:43 PM
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i got it off of there. The bad news is the part is 50 bucks and it takes 2+ weeks to ship............
 
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Old 06-22-07, 05:00 PM
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Get me the complete model # of the plate inside fridge. I'll look it up where I get my parts. $50.00 seems way too much.
 
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Old 06-22-07, 05:38 PM
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model 106.52582202

serial sm4032883

part 2212194

It seems I saw a whole compressor for 50 bucks

thanks for the help
 
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Old 06-23-07, 05:05 PM
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$48.96 on the Sears site. Combination start relay and overload.

Part# 2212194


$47.80 from repairclinic.com
 
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Old 06-24-07, 03:03 AM
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well it's gotta be done, at least according to the wife. thanks.
 
 

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