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When it gets too cold outside our freezer does not keep food frozen. I heard there may be an item to help regulate this. Help???
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  • renthorin Jan 03, 2008

    I eagerly await an answer. My chest freezer is great in the summer but when the garage gets cold in the winter....things thaw inside. It is as if the freezer is sensing the outside air temperature instead of inside the freezer.

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Refrigerator Freezers are controlled by the refrigerator temperature and NOT the freezer temperature. Move it to a warmer location.

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