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Freezer defrosting power cut for a couple of hours. When power returned the red light came on but won't go out , freezer motor running but now a couple of days on the food is defrosting the freezer is like new but 5 years old.

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If this is a frost free freezer you may be he\aring the fan motors run and not the compressor. I suggest you call a qualified and trustworthy repairman and have him look it over for sure.
Short if that you'll need to feel of the compressor to see if its hot or cold. Vibrates or not. See if the fan motor under it is running or not. See if the inside fan is running or not

If either fasn is out start there as to why and effect repairs. If the compressor is cold It hasnt been running for a while and you will need to check voltage at the compressor and if t\you have voltage there you need to try new start components to see if it will run. If no voltage there check the thermostat (and if self defrosting) the defrost timer.

After this you can see why I suggest you call a quiulified repairman. way too many things to consider and keep you from making a correct diagnosis

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