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Freezer temperature The freezer is set at #4 and refrig#3. When we open the freezer in the morning, the bags in the freezer have condensation on them. Not sure if it is holding the proper temperature. The refrigerator seems to be ok. Just the freezer seems to be a problem.

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Re: freezer temperature

Sounds like a defrost problem. could be defrosting too long making the freezer warm up

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