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Freezer will not shut off some things frozen, bread and ice cream soft

Some things freeze, ice cream and bread soft, freezer will not shut off. what is the problem

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Have you checked that the door is closing ok and that the door seals are meeting the door frame all round?
Do the things that freeze sit at the top of the freezer? if so it could be
the coolant gas has slowly leaked out. A good indication this has happened is that the bottom of the freezer is a lot warmer than the top. To repair a serviceman will first cut the coolant pipe and drain (and capture) the existing gas and then recharge, re-pressurise and seal.

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore Deep Freezer settings

It sounds like you have a circulation problem.
Spread out the packages so the freezing air can circulate.

  • Check that the condenser fan is on
  • Check that the coils are not covered with lint and dust especially if they are under the freezer.
  • you may need a tech to put freon in the system.

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore Deep Freezer settings

i tilt my chest kenmore deep freezer to remove water when cleaning it by the time it was connected it didnt work

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Ice cream and Cool Whip are soft but ham/chicken are hard

Freezer is not cold enough probably holding about 20 degrees. Try setting your temperature up for the freezer if that doesn't help you may have a problem that needs service.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Everything in our freezer is frozen solid except

If this is a self defrosting model make sure that you don't have frost build up on the back wall of the freezer causing the air not to circulate like it should. If you do have frost build up other items will eventually start thawing as well. If this is the case you have a defrost problem.

If this is not a self defrosting model then make sure it does not need defrosting.

You normally will notice ice cream being soft before you notice other things thawing.

Also make sure the door is shutting good and you may try putting the ice cream in a different location.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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SOURCE: meat is frozen but ice cream is soft

Hi,
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator2_bing.gif Repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

Refrigerator Troubleshooting2_bing.gif Refrigerator Compressor
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

heatman101

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

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