Kenmore Elite Bottom Freezer Refrigerator #596.73503201
Kenmore Elite Bottom Freezer Refrigerator, model #596.73503201
All the food in the freezer melted overnight, completely defrosted. The lights are still on inside the fridge and freezer. I can see and hear it still running though.
I pulled it out from the wall, took off the back panel and vacuumed it out carefully. When I went to plug it back in the capacitor or overload relay area turned bright yellow, and sizzled or sparked. I immediately unplugged it. It has a "burnt" smell to it. That wasn't the problem BEFORE I vacuumed it!
Before I vacuumed it out and plugged it back in, it just wasn't freezing food. Now, I have the burnt smell and it sparked and turned bright yellow? Did I do more damage to it when I vacuumed in and around the compressor? I thought I was being very careful. Should I attempt to plug it back in now that it has sat unplugged for four hours and see what happens? Will I spark or burn again? Can I get shocked or blow out the electrical plug? What did I do to cause that to happen? By the way, the ice maker stopped making ice about a year ago.
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