Freezer is freezing but the outer wall are extremly hot
I recently moved my freezer from my garage to my kitchen. I let it defrost and cleaned all the water out. After a few days i plugged it back in and it began to run and get cold, to the point where condensation on the inside started to freeze, but the outside walls of my chest freezer got extremely hot. What could cause this? Oh, by the way, I didnt see a fan anywhere on my freezer. Can anyone help?
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This is a normal condition. The condensor coils are in the cabinet and their job is to remove heat which is why it is hot. You will want to make sure the freezer isn't in a tight spot where air from the room can't flow across it. Without good air flow it will become too hot and not cool properly and lead to the compressor failing too soon.
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When you say "cleaned", did you defrost it? And. if so, could you have damaged the internal lining? Often the coil inside the wall of a chest freezer can fracture if hit or stabbed at during defrosting. Other than that, is the compressor running (you would hear it)? it may have overheated. If not running, see if it feels hot (siezed) or cold (no power from thermostat). If cold, put it on fast freeze and see if it kicks into life (thermostat faulty) or not (compressor fault, time for a new freezer!) Let me know how you get on!
No it is not normal. But it is an easy fix! Clean the condenser grill and make sure that the compressor fan is working.
When the condenser grill is dirty it can't get rid of the heat from the compressor, so it transfers the heat to the cabinet. Also make sure that you have air space behind your unit and it is not crammed against the wall.
Note: If this is in your garage or in a closet, suggest you put it up on 4x4 blocks so that it can get plenty of air flow around it and you will even save some electricity since it won't have to work so hard.
Hello, Check the temperature setting Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the freezer or freezer Check for air flow restrictions in vents Test the temperature control Clean the condensor coils Check the door seals Test the door switch Test defrost heater Test defrost timer Test evaporator fan Check for a clogged drain tube Check for refrigerant leak Freezer is too cold
Check the temperature setting Test the temperature control Freezer is noisy
Hissing and popping is normal, it is the defrost heater. Check that the freezer is level Check the drain pan Check the condensor fan Check the evaporator fan Inspect the compressor mounts Freezer runs continuously
Defrost the freezer Clean the condensor coils Check the door seals Freezer starts and stops frequently
Clean the condensor coils Check the outlet voltage Test the condensor fan Test the compressor relay Test the overload protector Test the compressor motor Freezer does not defrost automatically
Test the defrost timer Test the defrost heater Test the defrost thermostat Freezer has an unpleasant odor
Remove spoiled food Clean freezer interior with a solution of h Clean freezer interior with a solution of hot water and baking soda Clean the door seals Remove breaker strips and check for wet insulation Water on floor outside of freezer
Check the drain pan If you have an ice-maker, check the water supply hose going into and coming out of the water inlet valve Water inside the freezer
Check for a clogged drain tube If you have an ice-maker, check freezer and ice-maker for level. With all this it helps to solve the problem....
more than likely the defroster inside the freezer has gone bad. This defroster is located in the space between the fridge and freezer and activates to defrost the freezer and stop build up of ice in the freezer.. If it is bad the freezer will not keep the fridge nor freezer cold.
Check rear wall of freezer by feel for frost. Heavy, even frost indicates likely problem in the defrost system. Unplug unit. Defrost heater (in freezer behind rear wall panel), defrost thermostat (same area-must be checked at freezer temperature) or Defrost timer-located lower back outside of unit. Near compressor. Do continuity test on heater and defrost thermostat and if they show continuity (good), replace defrost timer. If not, replace the one that tests bad.
Defrost coils fully. Reassemble.
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Refrigerator will work about 7-10 days after being defrosted until thick frost builds up again cutting off air flow to both compartments
If it is below freezing in your garage the freezer will not work. No freezer except one Frigidaire freezer will work in the extreme cold. This one has a button to switch it to a refrigerator in the winter and a freezer in the summer.
you can take a ook into the freezer sect its possible that the line has frozen, nad no longer is defrost water going into the drain but rather falling on to the floor of freezer and evnetually out the door
The worst thing u can do to a refrig/freezer in transport is lay it down. Hopefully that is not the case as it would ruin your compressor. Otherwise, check for proper airflow (behind and underneath) to the condensor fan near the compressor (dust, etc. across condensor coils) ,check for proper door seals. Is the unit in a much warmer room than before? Defrost timer could be stuck in defrost ( or computer control for defrost , depending on model).