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Freezer ice cream is soft and so are breads but didnt used to be until now

My freezer will only freeze these things set to highest setting. I also noticed a line of frost on containers and walls of freezer at times like the door was ajar but it wasnt.

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That sounds so much like the thermostat needs replacing. Not so easy on a freezer as it is a fridge. On a fridge it is a 2 minute job, but on a freezer, the wire on the back of the thermostats generally runs up and down the rails of the top shelf. Only way to check is to replace, of course, you ave to disconnect from the mains first! Good luck

Posted on Nov 24, 2013

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Maybe a bad defrost timer

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Check the settings for the freezer control. Refrigerator temperature control normally controls the run time of the compressor. if the freezer control is set to low the refrigerator temperature will be fine and the freezer will be warmer. Setting the freezer control to a colder setting will hold back more cold air in the freezer and reduce the air volume supplied to the refrigerator. Check and make sure the condenser coil is clean.

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SOURCE: Freezer seems as if it is not cold enough

Your sensor is packed in ice and giving false reading (always frozen)

You NEED to defrost. Will take 2hr

Turn off or Pull plug on freezer
Take everything out and put in cooler, brown bags, large bin or boxes to stay cold
Defrost by setting large pail of boiling water in each side bottom of freezer and closing door(s) for 1/2hr
Open freezer, empty pails in sink and use pails to hold large chunks of ice from freezer that will come out easily
Toss out ice chunks
Check sensor to be sure it is no longer packed in ice
Wipe down interior dry
close doors
plug in
wait 1/2hr
reload with stuff you want to keep
Done!

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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