My Kenmore side by side freezer, ref. is not freezing and I hear the compressor click click click once i n a while. cleaned the coils on bottom but no improvement. Compressor is so hot you cant lay your hand on it but you can touch it. Is that normal operation
ANSWER Arion, The "click" noise and the cooling issue is most likely due to a weak or faulty start relay and overload 2262185 , 2183456. You also want to check and make sure the condenser fan motor is running properly, and you have removed all the lint, dust and debris, in the compressor compartment and surrounding area. Yes, the compressor can and does get "hot" to the touch, this is normal, but improper air flow and a weak voltage or relay, can cause the compressor to overheat.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, December 06, 2012