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Electrolux freezer will not turn on automatically when termperature warms in compartment, controls don't appear to turn compressor on, any help would be appreciated?

When temperature control is manually set compressor turns on until appropriate temperature is reach. However will not turn on again when temperature warms even about freezing (have thermostat in freezer). Manually turn temperature control to a colder temperature and compressor turns on and desired temperature is reach (below freezing). However does not turn on again, until temperature control is manually turned down, toward colder, again (temperature recorded on thermostat is above freezing). This continue until dial reaches max. The next time the dial is turn all the way back to the off position and the process starts over. The freezer's compressor isn't turning on automatically when some temperature threshold is reached. it appears some control/switch isn't operating correctly. Any help would be appreciated, thank you

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Sounds like your thermostat is bad. You probably have to replace it and the sending unit also. Big job! Look for a manual at : http://www.servicemanuals.net

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SOURCE: Deep freeze compressor not kicking on.

Sounds like the relay contacts are staying open.

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SOURCE: frigidaire frost free upright freezer gets cold, reaches temp and cycles off but wont start back up until I turn the termastat to off and then back on. Gets cold again but repeats the same thing again

I have seen cold controls fail this way. Check cold control switch in the failed position. www.on-timeappliance.com

Posted on Mar 27, 2012

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