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Magic chef freezer not working unless on "fast freeze"

Of course it quit working right after the warrenty ran out and I lost a lot of food...but it doesn't work on 'normal' freeze mode...but does work on 'fast freeze'. What problem would it cause to use on fast freeze all the time? What could be the problem and is it fixable?

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  • ja_harden Feb 13, 2009

    I'll try that! I knew it probably wasn't a good thing to 'fast freeze' all the time, but I didn't know what it might hurt.

  • mel2876502 Mar 31, 2009

    the red light is on. (the temperature indicator)
    the temperature is below freezing. why is this light on?

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Fast freeze is overriding your thermostat so the freezer compressor works all the time.This will kill your compressor.Try change thermostat.Jan

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