Resetting the settings is not often necessary, but sometimes it needs to be done in order for the freezer to continue to work correctly. Such a need arises after a power outage, power surge, or other unforeseen circumstances. As a result, the settings you set earlier may be lost.
If you know what the Kenmore freezer reset button does, you can use it when you need it. But besides this, you will need to perform a few more simple steps, the most important of which is to ensure your safety when interacting with household appliances.
Find the user manual for your model in advance. In printed form, it is completed with a refrigerator. If the manual is lost, enter the name of your home appliance model in the search site and download the document.
Why do you need to reset your freezer?
You may have 3 situations when you need to reset your freezer:
- unplanned power outage;
- power surge;
- physical problems with freezer parts.
Such problems cause unstable operation of the thermostat. As a result of power outages, the temperature in the freezer rises, causing the thermostat to not perform its tasks correctly. To make it work in normal mode, you need to reset its settings.
If you suspect that your case is described in point 3 of the above list, you will have to diagnose different parts of the freezer. So you can understand which elements of the system are working properly, and which need to be repaired or replaced.
How to reset your freezer
There are two ways to implement the task. The first one is very easy to do and effective in most cases. You need to restart the freezer power cycle. And for this you need to turn off the power supply for a few minutes.
Here are two options to choose from:
- unplug the refrigerator’s electrical cord from the socket;
- Press the freezer power off button.
Leave the appliance at rest for at least 5 minutes before reconnecting electricity.
Rebooting the Control Board
This action resets all settings you have set to factory settings. To reset the control board, follow these steps:
- Turn off the power to the freezer. You may hear a whistling sound. Don’t be scared, this is normal.
- Locate the control board. Modern models of refrigerators continue to work even after they are not supplied with electricity. Therefore, you will have to disable the board. It is located inside the freezer. Where exactly, you need to clarify in the user manual for your particular model.
- Turn off the board. Some models are equipped with an “Off” button, you can press it. The second way is to move all controls to zero. Use it if the control board does not have a separate shutdown button.
- Wipe off any water that has formed while the freezer has been turned off.
- Insert the plug into the socket and turn on the circuit breaker.
Next, you need to reset the temperature. Different models have different ways to regulate the temperature, so again you will need a user manual. After resetting the temperature settings, leave the device for a while. Then turn it on, but load the food only after the freezer is cold enough.
This option of resetting the settings is also acceptable. You can reset the thermostat by pressing the switch in the freezer or refrigerator. It is not located on the control board, look for it elsewhere according to the instructions. First, unplug the power cord from the outlet, then find the switch and press it, and after a couple of minutes, re-apply electricity to the device.
People who are versed in household appliances are advised to simultaneously hold down and hold the up and down buttons for 5 seconds. This will reset your settings. These buttons are located in the middle of the freezer, with their help you increase or decrease the temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions
Kenmore freezer continues to work poorly after all possible resets: what to do?
The absence of a result indicates that the control board has broken in your device. You will have to replace the part. All Kenmore parts must be ordered through Sears Parts Direct.
What is the price of Kenmore freezer control board?
On average, its cost ranges from 100-150 dollars. But add to these costs the services of a master who will replace the part. The total cost will pull on 250-400 dollars.
Is my freezer dangerous if I reset it?
Rebooting, performed according to all the rules described in the article, will not harm the freezer. Such an action allows you not only to reset the settings, but also to understand whether you need a serious repair of household appliances.
What is the lifespan of Kenmore freezers?
This brand has proven itself from the best side over the years of its existence. Kenmore household appliances perform their functions for 12-20 years. Freezers last about 16 years, and during this time there are rarely any serious breakdowns.
Why won’t my Kenmore freezer cool down?
This happens when dirt builds up on the condenser coils or the evaporator fan stops working.
Whom should I contact for Kenmore freezer repair?
There are certain difficulties with this issue, because Sears no longer works as before, and Kenmore does not manufacture its products. But you still should call the call center listed in the user manual, and there you will be guided in finding a qualified master.
What are the signs to understand that the freezer is broken?
The first thing that should alert you is that the walls of the chamber have become covered with such a thick layer of ice that you cannot open the door normally. Defrosting in this case does not help, because after a short time the interior freezes over again.
The refrigerator works, but the freezer does not: why is that?
Most likely, this is due to the accumulation of contaminants on the coils. It is important to clean them regularly so that the cooling system works correctly. This can be done using vacuum nozzles or a sponge dipped in warm water.