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Green light I just defrosted my freezer and plugged it back in.  the green light isn't lit on the front. I can't remember if it was lit before but it worked great, it was just frosty, so I unplugged it to thaw. i think it is working again but what is the green light for anyway?

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Re: green light - Danby 5.5 cu. ft. / 156 liter Chest Freezer Millenium DCF550W Freezers

Could be a possible short in the electrical

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Does the green light come on after freezer is turned back on?

if you turn the freezer off for some time then on again the red light has to come on as an indicator for high temperature it goes off by itself when the freezer attains the required temperature according to the thermostat settings ,that is the lower the settings the faster the red light goes off. the orange light indicates super cooling and the green light indicates power supply.if you turn the two lights off and the freezer still works without the green light on that means that the bulb for the green light is faulty and you don,t need to worry

Jan 23, 2013 | Freezers

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5 foot chest freezer by HOLIDAY, green light on bottom front not lit,less than one year old

I have the same issue, the green light on the bottom is not lit. Looked in manual and do not see anything about that. Freezer is working otherwise, everything frozen like it should be.

Apr 11, 2012 | Freezers

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I have this majic chef freezer about 7 cubic ft. 3 years old turned it off to defrost and when turning it back on it won't get cold?? Compresser is hot so I believe it is working and lights on in front...

I'd let it dry out totally then try it again, some of the electronics may have gotten wet when you defrosted it. Give it a week somewhere warm and dry like a garage. If you didn't attack built up ice in the freezer with a knife while defrosting it it should work after it dries out. Most people end up killing freezers by accidently poking holes in the evap coil while trying to remove built up ice.

Aug 14, 2011 | Magic Chef Chest Freezer MCCF5WBX

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My chest freezer (10 years old) won't freeze. Motor is running and the red indicator light remains on, but neither the amber or green lights are working.


Let's start by diagnosing the freezer;

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:

There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

If your defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan. Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.

Always try to keep the freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster than the fridge can cool it, which will thaw your food.


May 01, 2011 | Whirlpool 10 cu. ft. Chest Freezer...

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Green light does not come on for settings 0 to 4

the ice cream is the clue,if it goes hard then the temp is too low (ice cream best kept at -18C)
either the defrost is not working or interior temp sensor duff.

Mar 26, 2010 | Engel Freezer 22 Qt. Fridge/Freezer

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I don't know what the lights mean on my Beko chest freezer. Have just found it defrosted and want to make sure the defrost is off. It is switched on at the mains. What lights should be on? I've lost the...

two reds and green are the auto max freeze on indecators the reds go off one at a time when unit drops to safe temp mode.also means unit needs defrosting manually when too much ice is present.

Feb 03, 2010 | Freezers

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look for the manual its usually underneath...remove the grille and look inside. sometimes its taped up

i can help you troubleshoot if you find!

Oct 08, 2009 | Freezers

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Red light on not green ...has to be green to freeze up again

Try to unplug it for about 5 minutes, and then plug it back in

Apr 17, 2009 | Freezers

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Red alarm Light Lit on my sERVIS CHEST FREEZER

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The only thing for a consumer to do is check the fuse box or circuit breaker that they are on and or good.
And then you need service on location to diagnose and repair the failing part.
Other than this this is not a do it your selfer1

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Jan 31, 2009 | Freezers

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Defrost light stays on

Try advancing the defrost timer manually.

Jan 16, 2008 | Freezers

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