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Frigidaire Mod FFC05C2AW1 freezer won't cool, hear something running, the light over the thermo. isn't on either. Any ideas?

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Please switch off your refrigerator for at least 5 hrs. than again switch it on. if your problem is not cured than it is sure that you have your gas chockage....... please visit your service authority

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It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

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The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

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