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I have a Kenmore Chest Type freezer Model Number 253.19821996, Serial Number WB10816012. I am trying to figure out the exact cu. ft and approximately what year we bought the freezer. Can you help. Also, at one point, I had defrosted the freezer using the Switch-defrost. Within the next few days, I'd discovered my smoked/salt containing items, ice cream were unthawing; however, we have since, plugged the freezer in and the temp is consistent and the buckets of ice remain frozen. Could it have been just a fluke with the Switch defrost sticking??

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Good day,
The data came back with 2 possible dates. Either the 8th week of 1991 or 8th week of 2001.
Could not get the size, but if using a calculator, measure the interior. Height, width and depth in inches, multiply them together, then divide the answer by 144. That will be the true capacity in cubic feet.
The defrost procedure attempts to defrost the walls, without allowing the food to defrost, but has always been an issue.
Most people choose to perform a conventional defrost procedure.
You could replace the control, but it's pricey and not known to be dependable. It cannot be repaired, only replaced.

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