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FREEZER TEMPERATURE UNSTABLE

TEMP FLUCTUATES -20 +2

LAST TWO DAYS OK -18, IF THIS HAPPENS AGAIN, ANY IDEA'S

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  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    need model Number off the tag inside ref post it and we can see what to do

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If assited check air circulation within cabinet.
check condenser if air assited, clear and clean if necessary.


failing that air probe might be dodgey
condenser fan ?
or thermal over load on compressor

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