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Freezer runs constantly

We have an upright freezer model 253 9239786 mfg 4/95.

It runs constantly at 1.7 amps (200 watts) continuously. The sides also feel warm.

Does this need service?

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  • bnnnnn Apr 09, 2008

    Hi. kenmore Model #970-287720 upright 17 cu ft freezer.

    -freezer runs continuous at 1.7 amps

    -temperature stays about 17degrees celsius.

    top shelf builds up with a thick frost. Other shelvies stay clean.

    -Defrosted the deepfreeze and it still does the same.

    -Door seal is ok.

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    freezer fan runs all the time

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Not necessarily, is it maintaining temp? all food staying frozen? especially ice creams if stored in there. most newer freezers displace the heat generated while cooling the food through copper lines running through sides of unit, helps to cut down on air temp differences between the inside (0 degrees) and outside temp to prevent moisture and possible condensation causing premature rusting of unit

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