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Kenmore Standup Deep Freezer thaws randomly and doesn't freeze food on bottom

Deep freezer will often keep ice on the top shelf but only keep meet softly frozen. Will not keep any sort of frozen convenience food most of the time. Then it will randomly defrost and stay that way until the food and ice inside is ruined. It sits in the garage but we live in a moderately temperate climate.

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What is the model number of your unit?

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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  • Brandy Nov 05, 2012

    It's strange, the original post asked for this information and I entered it but I don't see where it added it anywhere in the relevent info. Sorry about that. It's model num. is 253.26432100

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 05, 2012

    Replace the defrost on the unit. You will need to remove the contents and then take out the back wall to access the thermostat. Here is the part to order. http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/clic...

  • Brandy Nov 05, 2012

    Thank you so much! Do you know if keeping the freezer in the garage is a problem? It isn't climate controlled.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 05, 2012

    No, the unit may run longer during the warmer months but that is about all.

  • Brandy Nov 08, 2012

    We ordered the part, hopefully that will fix the problem. Thanks!

  • Brandy Nov 23, 2012

    Just an update, the part came in and my husband put it on. So far so great! It's freezing and holding steady like it did when it was new. Thank you so much for the solution.

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This is a fairly common problem with these types of refrigerators. The design is set to defrost every 12 hours and be down for 1 hour to allow ice to melt on coils. More often than not the ice never fully melts and creates a blockage in the coils and in turn slows air flow. You can remove the screws in the back wall of freezer unit and unsnap the ice maker plug to allow access to the coil. Gently tilt the back plate forward. You can then unplug the ref. and help it thaw with a blow drier. If you are not comfortable removing the back plate then you can just unplug the ref. and let it thaw on its own. this may take a while. try to remove as much ice as you can from the back of the freezer wall by hand and prop the door open for a couple of hours to ensure that all the ice melts. The rattling sound you are hearing is the fan blades hitting the ice that is built up around it. As a precaution I recommend that these type of refrigerators get manual defrost simply by unplugging about once a month for about two (2) hours. I hope that this will help you out with the melted ice cream. Good luck.

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