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White Westinghouse upright freezer not cold enough.

White Westinghouse upright freezer cold, but not cold enough. I can hear compressor switch on and off, but food has started to unthaw. Where do I start to look for problem? No coils in back. Thanks for any help! Amanda.

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Coils are probably underneath. remove the grille at the front (usually you just rotate it down to pull off) and then vaccum inside with a wand. If there aren't any coils there either, pull the machine out from the wall, and remove the lower panel from the back side. Inside you should find a fan next to a coil. Make sure that fan is working, and if it isn't make sure it is getting power.

Vacuum out as good as you can, and if you can use compressed air to blow it clean, even better (vacuum first because it will kick out a lot of dust).

If vacuuming the coils doesn't work, then you probably have a freon leakage problem, in which case it is probably not worth the cost of repair.

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