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795.74043.411 Kenmore Refrigerator not cooling or freezing at all

Nytimes703

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Location
New york
Model Number
795.74043.411
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
This is a Kenmore elite French door refrigerator.

Water dispenser lights come on. Lights inside refrigerator come on as well as settings. Light for freezer went out a couple of months ago but freezer continued to work fine until last week. Compressor vibrates and gets warm. Compressor fan spins too.

I tried a couple of quick diy fixes: cleaning dust built up around coils, putting in new evaporator fan. Leveling refrigerator. But no luck. Thought it could be control board but repairman today came and said it can’t be control board; it’s refrigerant leak and not practical to fix. Anyone agree or disagree?

Thanks
 
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Jake

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Hi,

Yes, If the compressor is running and there is no cooling at all, then its a sealed system problem.

The sealed system consists of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, heat exchanger, filter/drier and refrigerant. Common problems with a sealed system are bad compressors, refrigerant leaks, and system restrictions.

Sealed system repair costs will often exceed the machines value.

Jake
 

Jake

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Anytime!

Jake
 
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