Question about Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. / 583 liter Upright Freezer FFU2124D
I have had this freezer for 10 years. It worked fine until yesterday. I noticed the temperature alarm light came on (the audible alarm is off but if you turn it to on you hear it very loudly) and that the ice cream in the freezer melted. I turned the temperature up to a setting of 6 (factory set is 4) and put some ice cubes in and they are not melting and all the other food in the freezer still appears frozen. The temperature alarm light is still on and the audible alarm is still going off if I turn it on and that is my question in terms of why is the temperature alarm light still on and do I still have a problem?
The ONE difference that I did see (actually hear) is that when I closed the freezer door in the past I would hear a sucking sound (like a vacuum sealing something). This sound has disappeared. The door is still closing and as far as I can tell the gasket is sealing but I am wondering if this may have something to do with it.
Thanks. Ditto. Exept in my case it the alarm when off because the door was ajar. Unually, we fix the obstruction, close the door, and 24 hours later the alarm light goes off. Not this time. Been 4 days.
Several things could cause this. To check most things you will need to remove the back wall of the freezer to see the evaporator. It is possible the freezer is low on gas. If it is the coils will usually appear to be only half frosted or less. It is possible the defrost is bad ( I assume this is a frost free) In this case the coils will be totally clogged with ice and no air can circulate. If so you'll most likely have to replace the bi-metal... a circular looking part about the diameter of a quarter clipped onto the coil with 2 wires leading from it. This may also cause the fan to stop running from ice accumulation...or the fan itself could be bad which would also cause a partial meltdown. Unless the machine needs gas an appliance repair person will probably charge you around 100 bucks for most of these repairs..gassing it of course will be more and there is no guarantee how long the gas will stay in it as most leaks are difficult, if not impossible to locate. Hope that helps !
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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