Model #10642102300 KENMORE Upright Freezer

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Not cooling in either compartment, compressor kicks on then off after a few seconds 10642102300 Kenmore Convertible freezer

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Thank you for your inquiry on your Kenmore Refrigerator, Model: 106.42102300. From reviewing the details on your model, you could have a problem with the return air duct from the refrigerator icing up. You could also have an automatic defrost system problem that is causing excessive frost and ice on the evaporator. This can restrict air flow to the refrigerator. A problem with the air damper at the top of the refrigerator can also be stuck closed.Make sure that the vent at the top of the refrigerator is not blocked by food items.Check for air flow through that vent when the compressor is running. You should feel a slight flow of cold air through that vent. If you feel no air flow, check the return vent on the bottom left side of the refrigerator to see if that vent is blocked or iced up. If that vent is blocked, you will not get proper air flow through the refrigerator. Also check the evaporator cover which is the inside back wall of the freezer. If you see frost or ice build-up on that cover panel, then you likely have an automatic defrost system problem in the freezer. If you see no problems with the return air vent or the evaporator then you may need to replace the air damper at the top of the refrigerator. 

Safety Warning: Before beginning the repair, disconnect the direct power supply to the refrigeratorto prevent the risk of injury or any electrical shock.

If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in this repair, then you can have it repaired at home by a sears technician. I have the included a link to the website: Sears Home Services or call 1-800-469-4663.

I hope this answered your question. Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com, and have yourself a wonderful day. 

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Gerry 93 -
Sears Technician
April 25, 2015
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Thanks for your answer but I doubt any of your suggestions would cause the compressor to kick off after only 5 seconds of running. There was no ice on the evaporator cover and all vents I could find without dismantling the inside of the freezer/refrigerator are open. I can feel air movement in the refrigerator and all fans are blowing. I left the unit unplugged for 4 days now so any icing that would cause air flow blockage would have melted by now. There is no longer any food in the refrige or freezer to block air flow. I just plugged it in and again the compressor ran about 5 seconds then kicked off. It tries to start about every 1 to 2 minutes but kicks off after 5 seconds. I pulled the start relay and run capacitor off the compressor and put my volt meter in the plugs that the compressor pins go to. I read 120 volts continuously when I plug unit in and it does not cycle on and off as described above. Does this pretty much tell me I have a bad compressor or could the run capacitor or start relay still be faulty and not function properly when under load ?(plugged into compressor). Can you give me any diagnostics suggestions? If its the relay or capacitor this will be an easy and relatively in expensive fix. I just don't want to spend the money on those parts just to find out compressor is bad. I prefer to do more diagnostics to pinpoint the problem before I start buying parts and hope it fixes problem.

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dh67 -
April 27, 2015
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Cubic feet for my refrigerator?

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I can understand the usefulness of this information. From what I can gather, your unit appears to be a 21 cubic feet. I will forward your question to an expert who will investigate the matter further and get back to you. You will hear from them within two business days if not sooner. Until you hear from us, have a nice day.

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Henry -
August 04, 2013
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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I can certainly understand how you would need the Cubic Feet for your Coldspot refrigerator. I did do research and I do show that this unit is 21 Cubic Feet. Let me know if this helps.

 

 

Thank you for your question. Have a great day. 

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
August 05, 2013
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Yes, the information was most useful.

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Kathy -
August 05, 2013
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drain pan for 106.42102300

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Wondering where the drain pan goes is important to know. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I was searching in the Sears Parts Direct website and found your diagram. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
March 22, 2011
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Dezeray I do want to thankk you for all your help, but I can't understand that diagram. I have had the freezer for several years . And I never knew where the drain pan was. My problem is I know the top half drain to the outside of the freezer, but where does the bottom half drain to I see no opening in the bottom for it to drain.

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landra -
March 22, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I can understand wondering why this frost free freezer/refrigerator is not draining into the drain pan.

In most cases the drain is plugged and when it goes to defrost the water backs up and creates an ice block.

I believe on this model you have a drain tube behind the inside back wall of the freezer.

You will have to remove the evaporator back wall panel, and at the bottom under the coils there is a tray with a hole in the bottom that drains into a drain tube. There will be an ice build up so you will have to use warm water and a turkey baster to thaw the ice and clean the drain tube all the way to the bottom behind the front toe plate and then dry the drain trough area.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

I hope this will help.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
March 23, 2011
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