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My freezer is froze

My Low Temp light came on so I started looking to see if I could find the problem, I cleaned out the freezer and took off the cover for the coils and noticed that they where froze solid, So I unplugged the unit and am waiting for it to defrost. But right off hand I would think that the auto defrost isn't working. But not sure. Do you have anything else I should check.?

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If there is a fan motor for the frozen coils, make sure the fan works.

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There's also a defrost thermostat / bi-metal that will typically go bad. If any one of those 3 defrost components (timer, heater, or thermostat) go bad, unit won't defrost.

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The defrost element and/or timer.

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SOURCE: running but does not get cold enough

feel the sides or the coils on back if it has any see if they are hot or cold

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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SOURCE: UP RIGHT FRIGIDAIRE FREEZER AUTO DEFROST 11CF I THINK

This could be normal for the summer. This is the right temp to keep it at. Some units are meant to run 80 - 90 % of the time. Turn it all the way up and check the temp. Most units when working properly can get below 0. Check the condensor underneath for dirt and to see if the fan is running under there. (smaller units don't have anything underneath) Some have coils in the rear and the smallest units just use the sides of the cabinet to disperse the heat. Check the gasket see if its sealing properly or maybe the door is warped and not closing at the bottom.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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SOURCE: my whirlpool afb 6640 freezer has a red light on

thermostat is defective(loose contact)

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Hello, we have a three year old LG GR-359SQ Fridge

Try adjusting the levelers on the bottom I like to see 1/4 bubble on a level if you don't have a level no problem just so it slopes to the back. good luck Tom

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: defrost coil looked red hot in freezer

yes, it does this, it is in defrost cycle.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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