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Temperature Alarm My alarm is going off but the seal on the door is fine and the freeezer is not overloaded. I've unplugged the freezer and re-plugged it but the alarm keeping ringing.

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  • wine244 May 07, 2010

    I have checked and there is no ice build-up inside the init. The fan is working. I've unplugged it again, let the door open for 5 minutes and re-plugged it. The alarm comes back on? The inside walls of the freezer are very cold, not warm.

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Can you look behind the food and shelves at the back wall near the bottom, if there is a frost build up on the back wall we have an issue with the defrost system, this would cause poor air flow and loss of cooling. I do not have your model number but I am assuming since it is a frost free unit it has an internal fan. If so is the fan running inside, can you feel air out the vent in the top? If not your fan motor may have gone out. The next thing to check is feel the side walls of the freezer, they should be warm. If they are not the compressor may not be running. Let me know the results of these questions and we can go from there.

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