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I HAVE AN UPRIGHT FREEZER THAT IS DEVELOPING FROST ON ALL THE SHELVES, I DEFROSTED IT TODAY AND RIGHT AWAY THE SHELVES DEVELOPED FROST AGAIN. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE, IT WOULD GET FROST ON THE SHELVES THAT HAD THE COILS BUT NOT THE OTHER SHELVES, IS THIS A COMPRESSOR PROBLEM OR WHAT COULD IT BE, IT IS FULL AND I DON'T WANT IT TO GO OUT AND LOSE ALL MY GOODYS, THANKS

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Sounds like an air leak. Check the door gasket. If that is sealing well all the way around, try putting a peice of foil duct tape over the two small vents in the bottom of the door.

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The top two shelves are not freezing and the food on those shelves and that area of the door have defrosted. The bottom seems to be freezing. I can hear the fan running and do not feel any drafts from


Obviously that freezer is not achieved the required temperature. There are several reasons for that:
- Defrosting system is not working, which leads to accumulation too much ice on the evaporator that prevents heat transfer and reduces air circulation despite the fan is running.
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We have an imperial upright ''commercial grade'' freezer. The top shelf has 2 inches of ice on it. The rest of the freezer is not cold. Door seal is ok. freezer is currently unplugged and defrosting.


just to be sure that your door is sealing properly, put a flashlight into the freezer and turn off all of the lights in the room to see if there are any openings in the seal. Iam suggesting you this coz sometimes a small opening may pass our eyes easily....

if the door is sealing properly......
If this is the type of freezer where the shelves are the evaporator coils, the coolant goes through the shelves(tubing) and the formation of frost is normal and has to be manually defrosted.All the shelves should be as cold asd the top one. The fact that just one has any frost may indicate that it is low on freon. If this is the case you should notice that the freezer doesn't get cold enought just like you said... so check your freon levels.

This could also be because of the thermostat not sensing when the fridge reaches its set temperature and as a result of this the compressor will keep on running and build-up of ice will occur.

Follow the advices in the order prescribed above and you should be set




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The top shelf in my upright freezer ices up badly; but the rest of the freezer is great - no ice! What causes this and is there something I can put on that shelf to keep the ice from building up.


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Get in there and get out.
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