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Upright frigidaire freezer not running properly

For a while our upright frigidaire freezer was sitting outside. It started not keeping things in the door frozen. So we brought in inside thinking that whenever we opened the door the warm air was thawing these items out. After about 2 weeks in the house it started getting worse, so I took off the the panel inside the freezer and found a 4" piece of ice sitting below the coils. I got it removed with warm water, dried it all off and turned it back on, but the compressor didn't turn on. We waited for a few minutes still nothing, finally while looking around to make sure everything was still connected I found the defrost timer, I ever so slightly turned it from the position it was in which was lined up with the line and everything turned on. I looked through the manuals and they don't mention the defrost timer. Is this a bad thing to have turned the timer on? Does it need to be off the line for the timer to work?

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Sounds like your defrost timer has packed it in you need to fit another timer to it and everything will be as good as new.
by turning the timer you have forced it to run nothing to worry about. It has just stopped in the defrost position. What you have done is the first diagnostic test a tech would have performed. I hope this has helped you out.

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