970-247722 Kenmore Upright Freezer cold but not cold enough

Oilers

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Location
edmonton
Model Number
970-247722
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Hi,

My Kenmore Upright which is about 5 yrs old is blowing cold air but the freezer is not as cold as it should be.... I touched the compressor and it is hot. It always sounds as though the freezer is running. I took the evaporator cover off and there was a bit of frost on the condenser coils but not a lot. My gut says it is the thermistor but I honestly have no idea. Any advice is appreciated - thanks
 

jeff1

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Hi,

It always sounds as though the freezer is running. I took the evaporator cover off and there was a bit of frost on the condenser coils but not a lot.
Evaporator coils.....condenser coils are the hot tubing.
A bit of frost but the rest of the coils where bare?...if yes = major system problem.
Leaker, restriction, inefficient compressor or any combination of these = BIG$ repair.

jeff.
 
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