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Kenmore Refrigerator 106.73202300 no cooling fridge or freezer

brianl999

Premium Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2013
Messages
10
Location
Ontario
Model Number
106.73202300
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Hello

My Kenmore 106.73202300 fridge is not cooling at all.

Fan is running seemingly all the time. If I adjust the thermostat I don't hear anything until I get to 'OFF', then there is a click and the fan turns off.

Shortly after plugging the fridge back in I hear a faint 'click' and the fridge lights dim slightly, then about 10 seconds later another click. The compressor doesn't turn on at all.

Capacitor and/or start relay?
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
134,082
Location
Redmond, Oregon
Hi, pull the refrigerator out from the wall, then unplug it, then remove the lower rear access panel and then remove the wires from the compressor start relay device, take a photo of where the wires go first, so you don't forget.

Then once you have it removed from the side of the compressor shack it and see if it rattles and little pieces inside of it start falling out, if so that's your bad part.

Here's the compressor start device relay for your model:
Start Device W11285096


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 
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