The worst thing u can do to a refrig/freezer in transport is lay it down. Hopefully that is not the case as it would ruin your compressor. Otherwise, check for proper airflow (behind and underneath) to the condensor fan near the compressor (dust, etc. across condensor coils) ,check for proper door seals. Is the unit in a much warmer room than before? Defrost timer could be stuck in defrost ( or computer control for defrost , depending on model).
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When opening the freezer door on a hot humid day, you allow this hot humid air inside that freezes on very cold surfaces. Cool your home with AC, it will get rid of the excessive humidity to reduce your freezer problem. The less time the freezer door is opened also helps to reduce the ice buildup.
Are its condenser coils clean? they get dirty, youre thermostat may be bad but better stuck on than off! you can get an appliance timer rrated for 15 amps and set it off all night or 8 hours at least and it should be fine if not opened alot or compressor isnt tired
You said, you have a FFU20FC6AW2 freezer that I have noticed is running continuously. Explains my $400 electric bill.
How old is the freezer?
The thermostat may be faulty. But check out this list first.
If the black tubes running back and forth that carry the freon is under the freezer and behind the plastic grill down near the floor you may want to remove the grill cover and gently run a refrigerator brush across the coils. Ive seen them never cleaned and full of lint and dust 2 inches thick. This is not good for the freezer or any refrigerator too! They need to be clean so air can run across them or they over heat and get hot. Room or outside weather is hot. It is normal for the freezer to work harder under these conditions. Reasons why Freezer may run too much or too long. 1.Freezer had recently been disconnected for a period of time. Freezer requires 4 hours to cool down completely. 2.Large amounts of warm or hot food have been stored recently. Warm food will cause the freezer to run more until the desired temperature is reached. 3.Door is kept open too long or too frequently. Warm air enters the freezer every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.
4.Freezer door may be slightly open. (Freezer is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. This condition can force the cabinet out of square and misaligned the door.Freezer needs to be leveled if this occurs. Floor is uneven or weak. Freezer rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Level the floor by using metal or wood shims under the freezer or brace floor supporting the freezer.
5.Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize. 6.Freezer gasket is dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain desired temperature.
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If the compressor is running and it still doesn't cool, it is probably leaking freon. If this is a frostless model there are other minor things that can go wrong. This usually shows up on a freezer that has recently been moved or hasn't been used for a time. This is almost never worth fixing as even if you fix it you can't ever completely trust it again. The food inside is usually worth far more than the freezer and most homeowners insurance doesn't cover it anyway.
This is a normal condition. The condensor coils are in the cabinet and their job is to remove heat which is why it is hot. You will want to make sure the freezer isn't in a tight spot where air from the room can't flow across it. Without good air flow it will become too hot and not cool properly and lead to the compressor failing too soon.