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Everything in the freezer defrosted because i left the freezer door open for about 8 hours how long will it take to refreeze i feel the cold air blowing inside the freezer. its been 4hours already

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Hello there:

If every thing has been defrosted it should take about 6 to 8 hrs to fully freeze again now that is also depending on how you have the freezer temp set i would set the temp so that it gets the coldest that it can than after the food has frozen than reset it back to you setting that you had before ok
Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards mike

Posted on Jul 10, 2010


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