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Temperature alarm was going off, not freezing, block off ice noted in bottom back of freezer. turned it off to let defrost, plugged back in and temp alarm still going off and not freezing

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

There is no reset for the alarm. The alarm goes off when you are not maintaining temperature.

During the time the door was ajar, warm air got into the freezer either icing up and locking the cooling fan or forming a block of ice on the cooling coils (Restricting cooling air flow.)

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