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Used Kenmore freezer won't get cold enough

I bought a used Kenmore chest freezer. It is only about 5 years old and appeared to be in nice condition. Got it home and plugged it in and it has power. I left it plugged in overnight and it has not gotten cold enough to freeze an ice cube. It is cool, but barely. I have put it on the coldest setting. What could be wrong?

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If it is running but not cooling enough the problem is in the sealed system.

If you started it up just after hauling it home it may have be moved around enough to get oil in the systems smaller tubing causing problems. Unplug the unit for 24 hours and let it sit. Try it again for 24 hours and see if it cools.

If not this means either there is a refrigerant (freon) leak in the system or a restriction causing the refrigerant to not flow properly.

Either one are an expensive repair. and will require a professional to look at.

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