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Freezer control is on the highest setting and the inside temp is 40 degrees and most the food is thawed. what could be wrong?

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You may have a bad compressor.also need to check the evaporator fan and see if it is turning. do you have any kind of frost build up on the back wall that you can see.the fan is located behind the rear panel in the back of the freezer if you your it running you may have a bad compressor

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