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Some food is thawing in my chest freezer

I have a chest freezer Model # 253.11541100 I have had it in my garage since I have owned it. About 2 yrs ago I lost some meat as it alsmost thawed then refroze. I have kept an eye on it as it wasted about $250 of meat. This week it has done it again. Areas of the freezer are thawing the meat while the rest of the meat is kept frozen. Why does this happen? This time the meat was on the bottom and covered with frozen meat. My ground sausage, bologan and green pepers thawed half way. I am afraid it ruined my sausage again.

Why does this do this? Is there any recomendation?

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Re: Some food is thawing in my chest freezer

These frigidaire made freezers are notorious for having restrictions in the sealed systems that will cause exactly what your describing.

what happens is oil moves around in the freon system and pools up in the capillary tubes and the freon is not able to flow properly. if the unit is under 5 yrs old then should be inwarranty to sears. if its over 5 then probably cheaper to purchase a new one..

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