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Westinghouse fj383 the alarm light is on my freezer. the motor still sounds like it is running and most of the meat is still frozen but not sure if it is cold enought. i dont know what to do as i have just filled it up with stuff...please help

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  • cdryan67 Aug 26, 2008

    Alarm light is on and the power light is off on my Westinghouse FJ383. Fan is still working but not cold enough

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    Hi, we have just bought a second hand westinghouse 380L FJ383 freestyle freezer, when it was delivered they had it laying down in the back of a van on friday afternoon. They said it would be alright if we left it for around 3 hours which we did. We then plugged it in and it started running and was cooling well. the next day Sat, we put our meat in it...quite a bit of meat. and it seemed like it shut down and did not seem to be cold enough. After a few hours it started freezing the meat in the top half of the freezer and by Monday morning still only the top half of the freezer was frozen and the bottom half was not. The power and alarm lights were both on at this stage and the motor was very very hot....we did turn the cooling dial to high. Is this the reason for the hot motor and meat not freezing correctly or does it just take time...or was it because they had it laying down on delivery which took aprox 1.5 hours? your help would be great :) thank kelly

  • hawkinau Apr 11, 2009

    I have the same prob, the alarm light is on and the power light is off, the fan is still blowing cool air but it seems like the food on the top shelf is starting to defrost, I tried the turn off trick and left it off for 5 min but that didnt work can anyone offer any other help other than turn it off for 30 secs?? the freezer is full and its the middle of the easter break so the odds of getting a repair guy out is pretty slim



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I have a Westinghouse upright freezer FJ383M-R. The red light was on bright and the top half of freezer was not working. Turns out it was a switch that turns the defrost cycle on was faulty. Serveman replaced borken part. Now it is fine. Was much cheaper than replacing freezer.

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Don’t buy a Westinghouse Freestyle Freezer ..., you will end up losing your frozen goods. It’s just not worth the risk. I lost everything and it was full of expensive meat ... easier to steer clear of Westinghouse than take a risk

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What are your temperatures now and is the freezer bring down the tempetures OK at this point? Sorry for jumping into this gshaw71 but I just want to see a consistant drop in temperatures before we realize the freezer is not getting the meat frozen, Let us all know so as a team we can help you tinalouise, Thanks, sea breeze

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Press and hold alarm button or unplug unit for 30 seconds

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Hi, I have a similar problem with my fj383 and I also turned the knob down he back on the left hand side. Now i just have a timer type sound coming from that box and the freezer not running. thankyou

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Red Alarm Indicator Light
Under normal operating conditions, the internal temperature of the freezer will ensure the long-term conservation of the stored food. When such temperature rises above a certain level (-12 °C), the appliance will trigger an acoustic and light alarm. The light alarm is a blink red light (Red Alarm Indicator Light), while the acoustic alarm is an intermittent sound.
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5. Move frozen food from the freezing compartments into the other compartments (storing compartments) to make room for another freezing.

If the Fast Freeze Switch is accidentally left on, the fast-freeze function will be automatically switched off 48 hours later. The Yellow Fast Freeze Indicator light will also go out.

I believe that you all understand. If you intend to freeze larger amount of food then certainly a few hours before some shopping switch on the fast freeze function.


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