Question about Haier 5 cu. ft. / 142 liter Chest Freezer HCM050PA

# Freezer just stopped won't even turn on

-18 degrees outside plus wind blowing against the wall my freezer just stopped, I mean there is nothing no click no attemped to start It has a Matsushita-Embraco Elec,ind compressor p/n 4-35031-001 sticker SD43C90JAV6

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• Todd Born May 11, 2010

is the ionside light working? also how cold is it around the unit.

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Hi with those temperatures It wont come on Its too cold. It will work ok

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