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Top half not freezing

The top 3 drawers of my freezer are not freezing at all! There is ventilation all around freezer nothing blocking any vents,

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  • Rangi Mar 29, 2008

    The top 2 drawers have stopped freezing, rest of freezer is perfect??

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If this is not a frost free unit , it probably has a freon leak. This is usually not worth fixing in a deep freeze. If it is a frost free unit the fan could be bad. This is an easy repair.

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