Upright Frigidare Freezer. Basic model. Not freezing. Not making that vacuum seal sound it use to when I closed it. I defrosted it and it started making the sealed sound for maybe a day or three and was getting cold but never back to the point it was. Any suggestions?
I found called the company and requested the owners manual I had lost. Still waiting on manual and then hopefully I'll fix it. Thank you for your offer and support. I believe I have it from here.
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the problem is that the compressor is not working
call a technician for a proper diagnosis
and it is not a pressure sound but a vacuum sound as the door when closed drops the temp inside the unit and that creates a vacuum making the door temporarily hard to open
Make sure freezer door seal is completely sealed. No gaps, Also, if you are up to the challange, you will need to remove the freezer panel, test thermometer, thermostat, for voltage and resistance. Also check that the flapper that seprates freezer from fridge air.; Is not frozen.
Sounds like a door seal that isn't sealing all the way around. That would be my first replacement. Is the unit level back to front and side to side? Is it really full of food?
Call your local appliance parts house and get a magnetic door seal first. They aren't that expensive. But make sure you do not have the freezer overloaded, which could account for the lack of that vacuum sound.
Finally, is self defost? Even if it is, a lot of times the vent on the bottom in the back gets packed with ice. If it is, remove the food and use a hairdryer, being carefull to unplug the freezer first. Melt all that ice and empty your overflow tray at the bottom underneath.
run your hand around the freezer gasket with the freezer closed slowly and see if you feel any cold air,also check corners they leak to,frost is caused by warm air getting into the freezer or the defrost system is failing,let me know what you find-mike
If you want a manual defrost model they are all almost the same.
Manuel defrost is very simple, just compressor and thermostat. No fans or defrost system. The true indication of quality is the energy star rating. Look at the operating cost. The better made ones cost less to operate. Just shop by price and features you want. High temp warning, rapid freeze etc. Normally I would stay clear of the White/Westinghouse garbage(Gibson,Kelvinator, Frigidaire, etc.) in washers and dryers but in refrigeration they aren't too bad. It is really hard to tell anymore who actually makes what. They all seem to be buying each other out. GE sold out and doesn't make their own anymore, Whirlpool bought out Maytag, Jenn air, and Amana. Kenmore/Sears is mostly made by Whirlpool. I have trouble telling things apart anymore.
The door seal is damaged or the hindge alignment have allowed the warm air to enter and the cold air to leak out the of the freezer. Look and feel around the door for the cold air and check the top and bottom hinges to make sure they haven't become loose. Look for tears also around the seal because this will do the same thing. Let me know what you find. JT