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Freezer runs continually

I have an upright freezer and everytime I open the door it is running. I cant ever remember when I have not seen it running (blowing cold air into unit) when we open it. I am sure this will shorten the life of the freezer as well as cause higher electric bills. I bought the unit at a yardsale 4 years ago. It is an upright Frigidaire Freezer model # FFU16F6AWZ. Manufactured in 07-93.

I remember my dad having an ancient chest type that sat by the back door of the kitchen. Whenever he would go to the garage, he would gently thump it with his foot near the light and it would go off. Apparently he had the same problem as I did many years later now. Thanks for any help. Joe

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  • Joe Yount Dec 22, 2008

    Since this is the thermostat; is this something I can do myself? I am pretty handy and have repaired washers, dryers etc.... Any ideas on finding a good exploded view of this product? Thanks again, Joe.

  • Joe Yount Dec 22, 2008

    Dont see a thermostat. Is this the same as the defrost timer? Closest thing that I see that looks like a thermostat on the drawings.

  • Joe Yount May 24, 2009

    Still dont know where the thermostat is located. Please help. Thanks, Joe.

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Hello jyount130960
Welcome

This is a bad thermostat that if not repaired will cause the compressor to burn out prematurely.
You should service it right away!

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Posted on Dec 22, 2008

  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Dec 22, 2008

    All the diagrams are at this sight on the left side an can be made full page. you can order parts here too!

    http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-d...

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    Neil Golan Dec 22, 2008

    No that's not it. let me find it for you!

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