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Brand New Freezer, won't cool

I have just unboxed and set up a 5.0 Frigidaire freezer model FFC0522DW6. It has been 24 hours, not cooling. I read manual & followed all instructions. Temp set at coolest, plugged in, hear noise when I change temp gauge from off to on. Circuit is fine, plugged in. Did I not do something I should have?

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Re: Brand New Freezer, won't cool

You did nothing wrong. I believe it was faulty at the time of purchase. Return for refund

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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they run around the entire perimeter... Just put something heavy on the top of it.

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Do you see frost built up on back wall of freezer if so it is not defrosting and this is what needs to be checked, remove back wall of freezer and check these;
Defrost heater-- it usually is at bottom of the evap. coil, to check it remove wires to it ,use a meter set to the lowest ohms setting and check for somewhere between 10-50 ohms if that is what yours is its good if meter reads OL replace defrost heater

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check timer(it could be anywhere except in freezer) by turning till you hear a click,the defrost heater should come on within 5 minutes if the heater does come on the timer is the problem and needs to be replaced,if the heater does not come on the above mentions parts (heater/t-stat) will be the problem.
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I have a frigidaire freezer upright model#ffu20f9gw3

Without any additional info, there are a lot of possibilities:
1. Condenser coil (underneath unit) is dirty and clogged.
2. Compressor is failing. (need A/C tech)
3. Metering device is clogged. (need A/C tech)
4. Refrigerant charge is low. (need A/C tech)
5. Door seal is broken (frost will form around door).
6. Defrost heaters are stuck on (replace defrost timer located underneath unit at front).
7. Condenser fan has failed (underneath freezer on back).
8. Evaporator fan (inside fan) has failed (ice will form on cooling coil).

This should get you started...

If this helps you, please select YES to the first two ratings questions. Thank you, and Good Luck.

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