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Freezer is at 38 currently has been climbing all day

Is it normal for the freezer to climb to 38 for a defrost cycle? Or do I have a serious problem. Thanks in advance for your comments

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    John Dalton Jan 04, 2009

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    Well its been about 4 hrs now and we still are not cooling. I pulled the fridge out pulled the plug and back cover to see if the compressor was warm. It was pretty cool so cleaned out some dust and plugged back in after 15 minutes or so and the compressor fired up. It ran for about 30 minutes and shut off again. Freezer temp dropped 2 degrees during the short run. The condenser fan has been running continuous throughout the day. Any thoughts?



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Hi!!! Yes its normal dont panic just relax and have a cold soft drink..Nothing is wrong with your frig..Remember defrost cycle is 15-20-or 30 minutes depending on the frig..Good luck..Its all normal..

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