How to Troubleshoot a Kenmore Upright Freezer

There are a number of problems you may experience with your Kenmore Upright Freezer. Perhaps your freezer is too warm or moisture is collecting on the outside. Maybe your freezer is making a lot of noise or there is an odor coming from your unit. What follows are some ways to troubleshoot the issues you may be experiencing.

How to Troubleshoot a Kenmore Upright Freezer

Step 1

If your freezer seems to be too warm, first make sure that the door is closing tightly. Once you do that, ensure that the freezer is level to properly seal the door. If neither of these work, clean the condenser coils on the back of the unit.

Step 2

If your moisture is collecting on the outside of your unit, try reducing the amount of time the freezer door is open. Opening and closing the door a great deal in humid conditions can cause excessive moisture. If this does not solve your problem, make sure the seal on the door is tight and that the freezer is properly leveled.

Step 3

If the noise level of your freezer is bothering you, make sure the unit is resting evenly on all four corners and is not touching any other surfaces, such as a wall. If you hear gurgling sounds as the refrigerant passes through tubes or the humming of the compressor as it clicks on and off, remember that those sounds are normal.

Step 4

If your freezer has a bad smell, check to see if there is any spoiled food inside. The next step is to clean the freezer. Clean the door gaskets by using mild soapy water. If you need to clean the inside of the freezer, turn it off first and remove all food. Wash the inside with a solution of warm water and baking soda. Rinse with warm water when you are done. Wipe down with a dry cloth.