Freezer articles

From how to prevent freezer burn to cleaning and energy-saving tips, these articles and videos tell you how to use and take care of your freezer to get the best possible results from it. Check out our freezer repair help section for troubleshooting guidance and step-by-step repair instructions.

Freestanding Freezers
Articles and videos common to all freestanding freezers

February 1, 2018
How to read a wiring schematic.

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

February 1, 2018
Using a wiring schematic to trace a current.

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

December 1, 2017
Wiring schematic symbols explained.

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

October 26, 2016
How to repair broken or damaged wires.

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts.

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

April 3, 2015
Easy DIY freezer repair.

Learn about some money-saving and easy freezer repairs that you can do yourself.

March 2, 2015
How to defrost a freestanding freezer.

Learn how to safely defrost a Kenmore freezer.

February 23, 2015
Learn where to find the model number on a kitchen or laundry appliance.

See where you should look when trying to locate the model tag on a kitchen or laundry appliance.

January 27, 2015
Freezer energy savings tips.

See how you can reduce the energy consumption of a freezer.

January 27, 2015
How to prevent freezer burn.

See how you can save frozen food from freezer burn.

December 15, 2014
Tips fo rfinding food in the freezer faster.

Don't get chapped hands digging through the icy depths. Get organized! Here's how.

November 1, 2014
Most commonly asked questions about freezers.

Benefit from other people's experience by checking on these frequently asked questions about freezers.

Symptoms common to all freestanding freezers

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Main causes: lack of power, control system failure, broken compressor start relay, locked up compressor, compressor motor failure
Main causes: burned out light bulb, bad door or lid switch, faulty LED light board, wiring failure, control system failure
Main causes: lack of power, bad compressor, refrigerant leak, bad thermistor, defrost system failure, dirty condenser coils, control failure
Main causes: excessive frost, bad defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal, control system failure, low refrigerant charge, compressor problems
Main causes: damaged door or lid gasket, cracked cabinet liner, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat, broken defrost heater, bad defrost timer
Main causes: compressor failure, no refrigerant, faulty sensor, control failure, broken defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat
Main causes: dirty condenser coils, condenser fan failure, dirty bottom front grill, leaky door or lid gasket
Main causes: leaky door or lid gasket, broken defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat, defrost control failure, faulty compressor