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FREEZER IS NOT FREEZING,i CHANGED THE TIMER AND DEFROST THERMOSTATE

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    Rick Ead Jul 19, 2010

    hello ok why did u change the dfrost thermastat was the freezer freezing up at first when u have excessive ice or water is when you would check the thermstat and in order to see if they are broken you can do a continuity test on each part which would tell you if you do have a defrost problem so the main question first off is is your freezer getting cold?

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Hi, you probably have a low freon in the compressor which you need to refill.
Take care

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