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Freezer temp cycles above freezing


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HIGH-TEMP ALARM SWITCH (SOME MODELS)
An audible
alarm will sound if the freezer temperature reaches
unsafe levels. The alarm operates on household electricity.If
the power
fails, the alarm will not perform.
An ON/OFF switch
allows the high temperature alarm to be
deactivated if desired. NOTE: You must open the
freezer door to
view the alarm switch. The
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After the freezer has run longenough to
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position.
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i got this from the freezer manual from Kenmore hope this was helpful

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need to know so i can help you

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