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Thread: Kenmore Chest Freezer - Compressor Running but not cooling (255.19702010) - Worth Repairing?

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    Default Kenmore Chest Freezer - Compressor Running but not cooling (255.19702010) - Worth Repairing?

    Model Number: 255.19702010
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 1-5 years

    Had this cheap little chest freezer for about 16 months. Was working really well up until the past few days. I thought I had a good cheap freezer.

    Anyhow, right now the compressor starts but doesn't cool the fridge at all. Pulled off the panel, and see the following. One line is frosting up completely as you can see in the picture. It's actually a thin copper line, much thinner than the others pictured. I'll post a follow-up picture once the ice melts off the line.

    The question is since this was a very inexpensive appliance and the cost of a service visit will be about half what it the unit cost, is it worth trying to repair? Does the problem appear to be a simple fix? or is it more likely going to be a bad compressor, etc.


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    That's what is known as a system restriction. As far as cost for the repair, it's one step below a complete compressor replacement.
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