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Upright freezer--manual defrost

The door no longer makes swoosh vacuum sounds when closing. also the bottom of the freezer is thawing out. thanks Thawed Out

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Re: upright freezer--manual defrost

I would check that the door gasket makes good contact with the cabinet. If it does then I would check the temp inside the cabinet. If you have large buildups of ice on the evaporator coils then I would suggest defrosting the freezer and see if that makes a difference. Hope this helps.

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