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My GE upright freezer does not get cold.

The motor turns on and the coils inside the freezer get a little cool but not cold enough to freeze.

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Sounds like the system is low on freon. The other common problem is a dirty condenser. Insure the condenser is clean, if it is. You will need to charge the system with freon. Which only a qualified refrigeration tech should do.

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