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Offline mchunter

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I have an older Kenmore 253.52632200 side by side refrig stop getting cold the TPE1380YXA compressor is to hot to touch ant suggestions

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Check the compressor relay for signs of failure. probably ain't gettin out of start.
Contacts fried inside the relay most likely.
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whats the model#?

Offline mchunter

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refrig model is 253.52632200 tried new relay after letting compressor cool down and now nothing is happening the fan was coming on before but not now is there any reset buttons located anywhere

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Unless the unit is in defrost, you'll likely need a new compressor to  solve this problem...up to you if you want to invest $400 or more into it. Find the defrost timer and advance it to see if the compressor kicks in or not. Hopefully you wired everything correctly when you replaced the relay/overload.  There's always the outside chance the sealed system has a refrigerant leak, in which case throwing money into it is futile.

The "Kenmore" you  have is actually a Frigidaire.
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where would the defrost timer be located

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Scratch the timer...yours has an adaptive defrost board. If there is 120 volts to the compressor and it won't run, it is bad. The adaptive defrost board is in the FF section  in the upper left corner and controls the cooling and defrost.

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tap the fridge door light switch 3 times in less than 5 seconds

this advances the control in/out of defrost mode

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