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My kenmore upright freezer model #970-448131 shuts off, then doesn’t turn back on. If I fiddle with the thermostat control, or unplug it and plug back in, it will usually cut back in.

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Replace the thermostat
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SOURCE: Kenmore Upright Freezer 253.21741104 Loss of Power

Yes, it does have a control board. It is located under the rear of the freezer near the compressor. There was a service bulletin out a few years ago about the exact problem you are having. I will not be able to find out if your freezer falls under this design change until tomorrow when I get on my computer at the shop.
What is happening is the board has a fault in it that won't allow it to come back on sometimes if the power blinks off and back on. I am not sure if the repair credit is still active but we have changed the control boards on many of these units free of charge as recently as a year ago.
I will reply back when I find out for sure.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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SOURCE: FREEZER ALARM WILL NOT SHUT OFF

You can try 2 things. Unplug it for about 2-3 minutes and then replug it. It should reset itself. You can silence the alarm or muffle it. Silencing it should be hard. Disconnect it from its source. You may want to find out why it is alarming constantly. Have you called Sears and asked them?

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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Bruce Volkers

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SOURCE: Hot exerior walls in a brand new Kenmore 28042 upright freezer

There should not be a fire hazard but you should be concerned that the freezer could break down if it is not allowed to vent the heat it produces. The freezer is not intended nor designed to be enclosed The manual must indicate specifications for minimum clearances for rear, top and sides, and may even be indicated on the big yellow sticker on the inside of the door. The clearances must be respected or again, the unit will fail, and the warranty may be voided in such cases.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

geoff hunter

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SOURCE: Sears Ken Elite upright freezer model no 25329082991 temp alarm

alarm should go off when freezer reaches minus 18c or lower.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

Andy Turner

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite upright freezer, model

OFF indicates that the Temperature Control is switched Off.

Pressing the Up or Down Buttons should change the display back to the Temperature Display and allow you to set the required Temperature.

Posted on Jun 13, 2011

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