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What could be the reason my up-right freezer is not freezing the commpressor is running and the condensor fan is working everything seems to be ok but it is just not getting cold.the lights are working and the temprature control dial is working (though when i turn it all the way to off the freezer turns off and then when turned back on the lights light up and the condensor fan starts up but the compressor takes a good 5 to 10 min before it starts up)

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Your freezer coil may be clogged with frost. Unplug the unit and open the doors overnight. If it works after that you may still have a defrost problem. If not, there is something wrong with the refrigerant circuit.

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Your unit may be low on freon - best to have it checked by a professional.

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