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Freezer Our freezer will not turn off and it only seems to get to a certain coldness and stops eg our ice cream is always soft when before it was rock hard .I tried to switch it to colder but this did not help

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Re: freezer

Check the back wall of your freezer section to see if it is icing up.  If so, you have an automatic defrost problem.  One or more of your defrost components (timer, defrost heater or bi-metal) has failed.  If there is little or no frost on the back wall, you could have a compressor related issue.  This is often indicative of Frigidaire refrigerators.  If the unit is less than five years old, the compressor is still covered under their warranty.  If it is the compressor and it is more than five years old, start shopping.

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All fresh ice cream is somewhat soft, but should not be liquid. It will never be hard like it is in store. Let it churn until it is the consistency of soft ice cream, and then let it harden a bit in the freezer to get to the consistency you want. It's possible you actually let it churn too long and it started melting again.

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