They are built to last and do a good job keeping your foods cool (or frozen). Is it really the compressor that goes bad? This model doesn't have the relay on compressor like most do. If your refrigerator is a Kenmore Elite manufactures by LG, LG is not responsible for any of the warranty. This may cause temperatures to rise over time assuming that the refrigerator stays shut (opening it will lead to a drastic rise in temperature if left open for long). @bobarino. How can I make sure not to get another model that uses this problematic LG compressor? There are two copper lines connecting the compressor. Another co that supposedly makes high end quality products. My owners manual says sealed system is 5 years and compressor is 10 years, KRISTINE MCKENNA He said I know it's horrible news, I would love to take your money, but you need to cut your losses and buy a reliable refrigerator. We shouldnt have to take a hit on food expenses and repairs. There is no one in our area who fixes LG or Samsung made refrigerators. 4 yrs. Fan working but not getting any sound from the compressor. This is done by depressing the refrigerator temperature and icemaker buttons simultaneously for five seconds. So this time I waited until this completely thawed and I was able to pour water down(hot) and it flowed again. Jun 7, 2020 #1 Model Number 795.72053112 Brand Sears Kenmore Age 6-10 years Builder installed Kenmore Elite refrigerator French Door with bottom freezer stop cooling. We have cleaned the coils and vents under the unit. so I changed it to the next size 0.040 I.D. Using the red and black leads on your multimeter, touch the wire ends of the defrost thermostat (removed from the refrigerator) and test for continuity. Next, try turning the fan motor blade by hand. You must log in or register to reply here. If its possible. usually at the front side of the cap tube therefor not allowing the gas to boil off in the coils and driving down temps to get cold. So is it the defrost mode not turning off? You see with this compressor running in the vacuum state it gets absolutely no cooling (or a slight amount of refrigerant flood back known as super heat to keep this compressor cool) My refrigerator now runs around 36 degrees with it set to 34 and the freezer runs at around -10 degrees. Could not even stay in my house. In the meantime we have bought a Whirlpool. Two days later (today) it started to work again and the temps are now normal. It appears to be a common occurrence for these refrigerators to stop working for no known reason, and Kenmore has no fix for it. (Just an FYI, the Sears 5 year warranty was over $1000 so we didn’t get it. July 29 by The best thing I found out to do is to call Sears and have a service tec. Thanks for the link Jayeff. I did get a local repair guy to come out as soon as he looked at it he said throw it away and buy a new one. Was thinking about just ordering a thermostat, seeing if that's the problem. The fan I checked is behind the fridge, along with compressor. If it’s closed completely or partially open and can’t move freely, then you’ll also need to replace the air replacement inlet baffle. Just last week I decided to put my refrigerant gauges on the system and exactly what i had expected, when i checked out the pressures on the gauges the high side gauge was reading approx 110 PSIG so i knew that the compressor was trying to push the gas, and the low side was in the negative side where it was actually in a vacuum. What did you find out? JavaScript is disabled. February 10 by We are reasonable people, spending our hard earned money on a piece of junk. Sometimes, it won’t hurt to check on the fridge once in awhile to see if the temperatures are just right. Then when your refrigerator breaks you pay 1/2 price. If they made a bad product, they need to own that 100%. I have a Kenmore Elite 795.71053.010 refrigerator (french doors on top with lower slide out drawer freezer). Some of the issues can be done by replacing the parts yourself. I did pay for extended warranty service knowing these French door refriges have issues. On refrigerators with only one evaporator, the evaporator is located in the freezer compartment. Dry nitrogen is used instead of the 404A gas so as not to send it into the environment (Would really hate to get caught doing this and loose my refrigeration licence) If you get the chance check out this Utube video (Clearing a blockage - J D Nel Refrigeration) to understand exactly what needs to be done to remove the blockage and hopefully put your fridge back into service.. And yes one more thing to remember, always make sure that your fan and condenser is as clean as possible so that your compressor doesn’t take a chance of running to hot and cooking the oil inside the compressor and plugging up the refrigerant lines. With this flap-like part broken, it will cut off airflow to a point where it’s severely restricted (or completely cut off). Then the compressor and evaporator fan started, Only problem, is the 20u450VAC starting cap is. Be aware though that it only has a warranty on the parts not the labour. Thanks to all. If the unit and fan is iced over, this means that either the defrost heater is not working, the defrost timer is not working, the control board is faulty etc. Thanks to all in advance. It should be noted that Kenmore had recalled a previous version of the Kenmore Elite (specifically the Kenmore Elite / LG Model 795.7205). The compressor is a major part of your refrigerator that you don’t want to fail. If the condenser fan motor is not working properly, the refrigerator won’t cool properly. Now they are on the hook for parts, labor, service calls. Removing the drain pan itself is going to be a challenge. Here is how to proceed: Get a new compressor AND condenser AND FILTER DRIER under LG or Sears warranty and call a trusted 'sealed system' capable appliance repair person. As a result, they faced a class action lawsuit due to a widespread defect on the compressor unit of the Elite refrigerator. It may not display this or other websites correctly. It should be 80VAC. First, you could be dealing with a defective unit. The defrost cycle varies between makers. We have cleaned the coils and vents under the unit. If you believe your defrost thermostat is on the fritz, it might be a good idea to test it out. The high and low line pressures when compressor is running are about 125 and 7 respectively, which is about where they were when the compressor was changes (100/0 according to my notes). The rest of the fridge usually only has the 12 months. Before replacing the damper, make sure the bulb itself is correctly installed and not damaged. If there is a sound, the circuit is closed. He said the control panel needed to be replaced so I ordered a new one. If this appears to be a complex job, you might want to leave it to the professionals. Once replaced, you’ll want to give it a test run so you know that it’s functioning properly. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. © 2020 iFixit — Licensed under Creative Commons — Privacy — I spent $3k on a Kenmore Elite model $ 79574023 and the refrigerator and freezer stopped working yesterday. I bought my Kenmore elite model 795.75043 last November 2018. WOW!! The housing should be made of styrofoam or plastic lining. If the problem turns out to be the compressor then there is a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty on it. Hopefully that fixes it but i have high doubts it will due to reading this last comment regards the compressor. It may not display this or other websites correctly. I suppose it could be a restriction or maybe the 2-way valve that supplies the two evaporator circuits is not operating properly. Got a tech out to look at it and he pulled the drawer completely off and said there was no freeze pattern which means the compressor isn’t working. sounds like were all in the same boat here, approx 4 years ago we purchased a Kenmore elite fridge and just last month the 2nd compressor went out just the same. This refrigerator has many known problems. The sheet recommended testing the voltage with the compressor connector connected and after 10 minutes check the voltage on “CON201” (you will have to push test leads into back of connector to make contact). Next, locate the baffle or the damper. 253.70313211 Kenmore french door refrigerator clunks and doesn't dispense ice. 07/01/2019 by If the windings do not have continuity, replace the evaporator fan motor.

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