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253.2302410 Kenmore upright freezer running continuously and not cooling enough

Smed

Premium Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2021
Messages
29
Location
Leawood, KS
Model Number
253.2302410
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
I've had to defrost our self-defrosting 18 year old upright Kenmore freezer 2 or 3 times this year. Last time I took picture of ice pattern with ice build-up on floor. Defrosted drain hole, took off 18" corrugated drain tube and cleaned it out (wasn't too bad). Work OK for awhile. Last several days its been running continuously and only getting into mid 20s. We have removed 75% of items from freezer. I do not see any ice build up on the floor this time. I'm thinking time for a new freezer. Thinking chest type this time. Any thoughts if ours is salvagable?
 

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Dan O.

Appliance Tech
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Messages
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Location
Ontario, Canada
Smed said:
I do not see any ice build up on the floor this time.

Frosting on the evaporator should be uniform across its whole surface. Only partial frosting is usually a sign of a refrigeration system problem. If so, that would usually be a minimum of $150+ to repair and if a compressor was required, maybe $500+

Smed said:
I'm thinking time for a new freezer.

Probably a good idea to go shopping.

JMO

Dan O.
 
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