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Freezer problems Ok, so my freezer has been having problems completely freezing items. The ice cream is really soft, juice concentrate is completely unfrozen The ice is frozen but some of the meat like the turkey is kind of soft. About a month ago we defrosted the freezer and that seem to help for about 3 weeks and now it is back to its old self. What do you think the problem is? My landlord says that if it was broken then the ice and meat would not be frozen. But I told him it just could not be working efficiently. Should I have a expert come out and look at it?

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Re: Freezer problems

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat
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In most of the new units they now have the adaptive defrost control. It senses when to defrost based on how many times and for how long the door is opened. It's more energy efficient but there does seem to be lots of problems with the board.

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