If your Kenmore model number is a 253.xxxxxxx, then it was built for Kenmore by Frigidaire. Latest survey results from the field show that these compressors are having a failure rate of 92.76%. After these compressors are replaced in the field (usually as a warranty repair), they run fine for years. The theory is that the Frigidaire plant that makes these refrigerators is having a contamination issue that they have not been able to locate yet. Other manufacturers are using these same compressors with nowhere near the failure rate Frigidaire is having.
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