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Plugged in the freezer full of meat, and it did not freeze...

Before I went moose hunting I forgotten to plug in my freezer (3.6cu/ft DCF401W), so when I arrived home I then plugged it in. I of course placed all my meat in the freezer, it seemed to get cold at first, but is now just warm inside and does not seem to be cycling at all. The compressor is very hot to the touch, and I have now unplugged it. any fix?

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My advice to you is to transfer the meat to another place (preferably somewhere cold, for both the sake of the meat, and your freezer), let the compressor cool down, and then try starting the freezer. If it does start (it should), let it run until it has pulled the box down to 0 F. Then add the meat back in. Note at the beginning I told you to store the meat somewhere cold. It can be quite an overloading situation for the freezer, not only to have to pull itself down to such a cold temp, but when you add a bunch of "warm" meat to the appliance it is just to much of a load for it to handle. Hope this helps

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