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Kenmore Chest Freezer C675-18012-1G purchased april 2000

This is the seond time I have lost a freezer full of food. The first time we did a "bipass". The compressor(assuming) is turing on and off. Shouldn't it run constanly? Can we fix this? How long do these freezers last?

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Average freezers last for several years, usually 10 or more. The compressor should not run all of the time, maybe less than 10 to 20 percent of the time if it is working properly. Not sure what you mean by the bipass, some freezer have a manual defrost, and in this mode it will not cool. Insure the location where you have the freezer allows for ample air circulation, sometimes folks put them in little spaces that prevent air circulation to the condensing/compressor unit and they overheat and do not work well and fail very quickly.

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