Kenmore freezer troubleshooting

Kenmore is an American company, the production principle of which is the following: “maximum of functions at a low price”. Its freezers are equipped with the special troubleshooting system, which will inform of malfunctions and help to determine the complexity of repairs. You can check out the mentioned system below. It has a chart form.
It is not surprising; freezers break down periodically. Different factors can provoke a breakdown: power supply voltage swing, natural obsolescence of parts, a long service life, etc. Some freezers have «weak points» – the parts or the assembly units that break down most often. Summing up all breakdowns and putting them into one picture, our troubleshooting table with faults` codes for Kenmore freezers is presented below.

PROBLEMCAUSECORRECTION
Freezer does not run.* Freezer is plugged into a circuit that has a ground fault interrupt.* Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet, have it checked by a certified technician.
* Temperature control is in the ‘OFF" position.* See "SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL section.
* Freezer may not be plugged in, or plug may be loose.* Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
* House fuse blown or tripped circuit breaker.* Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time delay fuse. Reset circuit breaker.
* Power outage.* Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
Freezer runs too much or too long.* Room or outside weather is hot.* It's normal for the freezer to work harder under these conditions.
* Freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time.* It takes 24 hours for the freezer to cool down completely.
* Large amount of warm or hot food have been stored recently.* Warm food will cause freezer to run more until the desired temperature is reached.
* Door is opened too frequently or kept open too Iona.* Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more. Open the door less often.
* Freezer door may be slightly open.* See DOOR PROBLEMS
* Temperature control is set too low.* Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
* Freezer gaskets are dirty, worn, cracked or poorly fitted.* Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain
Interior freezer temperature is too cold.* Temperature control is set too low.* Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Interior freezer temperature is too warm.* Temperature control is set too warm.* Turn control knob to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
* Door is opened too frequently or kept open too long.* Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more. Open the door less often.
* Freezer door may be slightly open.* See DOOR PROBLEMS
* Large amount of warm or hot food have been stored recently.* Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.
* Freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time.* Freezer requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
Freezer external surface temperature is warm.* The external freezer walls can be as much as 30°F warmer than room temperature.* This is normal while the compressor works to transfer heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
Louder sound levels whenever freezer is on.* Modern freezers have increased storage capacity and more stable temperatures. They require heavy duty compressors.* This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low, you might hear the compressor running while it cools the interior.
Louder sound levels when compressor comes on.* Freezer operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle.* This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run.
Popping or cracking sound when compressor comes* Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes.* This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound,* Refrigerant (used to cool freezer is circulating throughout the system.* This is normal.
Vibrating or rattling noise.* Freezer is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly.* Level the freezer. Refer to "LEVELING'' in the "FIRST STEPS" section.
* Floor is uneven or weak.* Ensure floor can adequately support freezer. Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part of the freezer.
* Freezer is touching the wall.* Re-level freezer or move freezer slightly. Refer to "LEVELING1 in the "FIRST STEPS" section.
Moisture forms on inside* Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up.* This is normal.
freezer walls.* Door is slightly open.* See DOOR PROBLEMS
* Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently.* Open the door less often.
Moisture forms on outside freezer walls.* Door may not be seating properly, causing the cold air from inside the freezer to meet warm moist air from outside.* See DOOR PROBLEMS .
Odors in freezer.* Interior needs to be cleaned.* Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda. Replace air filter.
* Foods with strong odors are in the freezer.* Cover the food tightly.
Door will not close.* Freezer is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly.* This condition can force the cabinet out of square and misalign the door. Refer to "LEVELING" in the "FIRST STEPS" section.
* Floor is uneven or weak.* Ensure floor can adequately support freezer. Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part
Light bulb is not on.* The fluorescent lamp or light bulb is burned out.• Follow directions under "INTERIOR LIGHTING" or "MID LEVEL LIGHTING" in the FREEZER FEATURES" section.
* No electric current is reaching the freezer.* See FREEZER DOES NOT RUN
Automatic ice maker not working.* Ice maker is not working.* Ensure the wire signal arm is not in the UP position
* Water supply is turned off.
* Water pressure is too low.
* The freezer is not cold enough.