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Freezer door was accidently left open for about three hours -- now the top compartment and the freezer are warm -- everything has defrosted -- and nothing will re-freeze -- ice can not be made -- strange humming noise. Is the compressor shot -- how can we address?

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Switch off the unit at the wall and leave it for a day to cool off. I think your compressor has overheated and has cut out on thermal overload. There should not be any problem with leaving the door open. The problem with the compressor is likely caused by poor power supply or a power surge.

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