Kenmore Complaint - A self destruct junk appliance
ADRIAN MI, MICHIGAN -- Purchased this Frankenstein monster of an dangerous appliance at Sears a few years back. The appliance operated perfectly for a few years than began going crazy. The compressor overload switch started clicking on and off, and every time this poor compressor tried to restart the overload switch would shut it back down. The appliance would run for approximately 20 seconds and shut down. Replaced the start-up relay and fixed the problem for a short time.
Note: every time this energy sucking thing shut down, loud gurgling sounds could be heard coming from the top and bottom. This sounded a bit like a water faucet that needed to be turned completely off now. On the last week of its short life, started clicking on an off once again and humming quite loudly too, each time the compressor would restart. This annoying humming became louder and louder, and as the kitchen lights began to now flicker I had my hand on the hot power cord ready to pull it right out of the socket. Next without any warning whatsoever this poorly designed piece of junk of a appliance literally exploded right next to me. I heard the distinct sound of some refrigerant (under extreme pressure) that was now spraying out all over the place. it was all quite deafening. Momentarily frightened by this monster of a fridge come to life, we grabbed our three kids and without hesitation ran for the back door which led into the back yard. That was the first time I had ever heard of an appliance blowing its top, logically speaking, that is usually reserved for frustrated consumer's like us?