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Small chest freezer, running but not freezing, cold inside, everything defrosted

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The freezer has a defrost timer and relay. if either is bad, it may get stuck in defrost mode(depending on what position the switch failed in). The fan will run constantly if this is the case. You may choose to follow the wiring diagram on the back of the service panel or hire a technician. If you do it yourself, unplug the unit for your safety

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