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My Freezer temp drops to 11c, I have to keep defrosting & then it`s fine for a couple of months

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As its a chest freezer you have no auto defrost,so you must do it your self.make sure all food is wrapped/heat sealed bags.to stop moisture/frost from building up.use a freezer thermometer to set at
-18C and do not over fill,if you live in a high humidity area then every other month is about right.DO NOT DEFROST WITH STEAM OR HOT AIR.USE CAR DE ICER .then dry thoroughly.

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