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Older Gibsonl upright freezer not cold

Older Gibson commercial upright freezer not cooling below 20 degrees. Wife says control should be 1 I say 7. Cleaned and defrosted yesterday; compressor on. Thermostat? Looks like not all coils are getting cold inside the cabinet. Marriage on the line!

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Dear sir
please make sure first your freezer is well clean if it is already clean then contect to maintenance personell for refilling the gas.
hope answer the question.
thank you.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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