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Chest freezer I need to find a specific part for an older chest freezer. It is known as a "Christmas Tree." Do you know what I am looking for?

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Re: chest freezer

No sorry try and see if the part already has a part number on it.

Thanks J

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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