I have noticed that our freezer (in the garage)has been running every time I go out into the garage for the past two days. I did put a lot of meat in there yesterday, but it was frozen, not thawed. The weather has been mild. I stuck our thermometer in there, and it is -2 degrees F today, and it's still running.
I tried to find the temp control, but I don't remember where it is inside the freezer. I am hoping I don't have to empty the darned thing.
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Re: Continuously running freezer
Hi, The picture I get shows the temp control in the uppr left hand corner. It should be set to half of whatever is on the dial. I had about eight different possiblities on model #. Could I get the whole # and look this up again?
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If it is in a warm garage or the sun is shining on it through the window its going to run a lot. Try putting a thermometer inside and see what temperature is. Leave it in for an hour or so. It shouldn't be below 0 degrees F unless you have some high quality ice cream in there that needs a colder temperature. Slowly turn the temperature up one number increment every couple of days until you reach 0. Hope this helps and good luck.
not necessarily. If it's the t'stat, the unit would continue to drop in temp. If temp does not drop, it may be a dirty condenser coil or other issues. Don't just swap parts, check things out. use thermometer and check temp several times over a long period of time. If t'stat is bad, temp will drop continually as unit will not shut off.
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The motor is getting very hot because of running all the time and not cooling properly... As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer 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...
Yes there is a solution. You need to install a garage Thermostat Heater. This will trick the thermostat into thinking it is in a warm environment. This article will tell you why this is happening and the solution as I described. Sorry but for some reason I cannot post this as a link. Copy & Paste into your browser. http://applianceparts.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/why-won’t-the-freezer-in-my-garage-refrigerator-freeze/
Move the refrigerator to a room that is at least 50 degrees F.
Temps on most refrigerators are regulated by the fresh foods temp. If your garage is let's say 35 degrees, the fresh foods temp will most likely never raise enough to turn the refrigerator on. With the refrigerator never running, the freezer compartment will warm to 35 degrees, resulting in everything melting. Even if garage is a bit warmer, say 45, the refrig will not run long enough for the freezer to maintain a low enough temperture. If the garage temp falls to below freezing, say 20 degrees, the food in the fresh foods compartment will freeze. (outdoor beverage dispensers have internal heaters to prevent product from freezing !) Please don't rate this if not a Fix-Ya for you, as anything else lowers my score.
You said, you have a FFU20FC6AW2 freezer that I have noticed is running continuously. Explains my $400 electric bill.
How old is the freezer?
The thermostat may be faulty. But check out this list first.
If the black tubes running back and forth that carry the freon is under the freezer and behind the plastic grill down near the floor you may want to remove the grill cover and gently run a refrigerator brush across the coils. Ive seen them never cleaned and full of lint and dust 2 inches thick. This is not good for the freezer or any refrigerator too! They need to be clean so air can run across them or they over heat and get hot. Room or outside weather is hot. It is normal for the freezer to work harder under these conditions. Reasons why Freezer may run too much or too long. 1.Freezer had recently been disconnected for a period of time. Freezer requires 4 hours to cool down completely. 2.Large amounts of warm or hot food have been stored recently. Warm food will cause the freezer to run more until the desired temperature is reached. 3.Door is kept open too long or too frequently. Warm air enters the freezer every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.
4.Freezer door may be slightly open. (Freezer is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. This condition can force the cabinet out of square and misaligned the door.Freezer needs to be leveled if this occurs. Floor is uneven or weak. Freezer rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Level the floor by using metal or wood shims under the freezer or brace floor supporting the freezer.
5.Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize. 6.Freezer gasket is dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain desired temperature.
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