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Light on freezer

Hi, can i have help with this: we have a freezer general freezer with two lights in the front lower left panel. one yellow with write on it ''elect'' and a red one with write ''temp''on it, the red one is always on do you know why? My freezer looking to work prperly.


General freezer model GC12W


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Re: light on freezer

This just means that you have power to the freezer.  It's letting you know it is plugged in.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

You are locked in the defrost mode. About every 8-10 hours your freezer will go into a defrost mode for 20-30 minutes. This is where all of the components will shut down except for the light.

You have water on the floor because your condenser fan and compressor is shut down.

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