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Freezer Burn I can not put meat in the freezer with regular freezer bags it starts getting freezer burn from the beginning so I invested in a food saver (as they suggested) the meat doesn't get freezer burn but it does change color (brownish) I have noticed that when I check on the meat 24 hours later there are parts of it that have not froze solid (it takes about 48 hours) My icecream is always soft. I keep the freezer on minus -10. I have had 2 different repair companys and one Sears repair man to check my freezer and everyone says there is nothing wrong with it and that I'm not packing my meat correctly..they say that no air is getting inside and temp. is correct. I have been a housewife for 45 years and have had about 3 freezers in my lifetime and I never had this problem. They told me that you have to use a vacuum sealer although I have not needed to ever before. My thoughts are it may be defrosting and re freezing when I'm not aware since it is in my basement away from my everyday living space. What do you think can be wrong that I can ask a repair man to check.

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It sounds like you may be overloading your unit. If you place a large quanity of non frozen items in the freezer at one time, it may take a few hours to bring the temperature back down. This usually happens with a chest type not an upright. Insure when adding items to the freezer there is room for air movement. With out looking at it I think the problem is the defrost timer or sensor. Maybe staying on too long increasing the overall temperature of the unit. When ever the defrost cycle is on, the cooling unit is also off. As far as the meat freezer burning, none of the freezer bags I have used prevent this. I pr-wrap my meat in freezer paper and then place it in a bag, sometimes freezer bags sometimes not. I try not to buy meat from grocery stores, I grow my own meat and have it butchered and vacuum packed, it doesn't change color. Please note that items in a freezer bag moved around after the contents have frozen will cause air leaks in the bags very easily.

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My name is Huum,

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