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Kenmore Elite side-by-side refrigertor/freezer is running but the temperature is rising.

Model#106.54603300 Kenmore Elite side-by-side refrigerator/freezer is not working properly - losing temperature but the fan is running and it sounds as though the compressor is coming on periodically but running only about 10 or 15 seconds.

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scott d
When the compressor short cycles like this, it indicates that either the starting device has failed or the compressor. A technician normally has a kit that he can attach to the compressor, along with an amp probe that will help determine which part has failed. Without the kit and meter there is no way to know for sure. In this case, a chance can be taken and replace the starting device # 2319792 and capacitor # 2169373. If the compressor still won’t start or starts but then quits again, the compressor # 8201558 will need to be replaced. If it runs ok now, the start device was the problem.

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 that will provide the information to have a technician come out:

Sears Home Services

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by scott d Earned 3,139 community points in Kenmore
August 31st, 2010
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A warm refrigerator causes concern for spoiling foods and possible repair costs. Hopefully this is a simple fix. While you wait for the expert to answer, I did find and attach a similar question which may prove helpful. I attached the link below as well as the link to the owner's manual. It also has troubleshooting tips that may be useful. Hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
August 29th, 2010
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