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GE upright freezer model FUF14DMDRWH. Found most items thawed but still cold. Must have been off for a couple days, maybe longer. Light was still on. Next day, yesterday, it was working again, but seemed to be running a lot. Today motor was off and seemed to be freezing. Just making the gurgling noise. After I opened the door for a bit the motor came on again. Freezer is only 8 years old, but is it telling me it is about to fail completely?

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SOURCE: freezer is cold but not freezing

Do you have a build up of ice in the bottom of freezer? If so, you probably have a clogged defrost drain.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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SOURCE: freezer is cold but not freezing

Look for frost on back wall of freezer on bottom half. If present it's not defrosting. Number 1 culprit is a defrost heater gone bad. You will have to remove lower cover in rear of freezer section to expose coils. Unplug unit pror to doing this. The defrost heater is at bottom of these coils. It has wires to both sides of it. You will need to check continuity of heater or remove heater and take to appliance store and have them check it. If it's open replace it. Use a hair dryer to remove frost from coils to restore airflow. If heater is ok, problem could be a bad thermistor or a bad board. Let me know how you make out with heater.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Upright Freezer problem/door

The door seal is damaged or the hindge alignment have allowed the warm air to enter and the cold air to leak out the of the freezer. Look and feel around the door for the cold air and check the top and bottom hinges to make sure they haven't become loose. Look for tears also around the seal because this will do the same thing. Let me know what you find. JT

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Freezer thawing and refreezing

The freezer is supposed to thaw at least everyday. Only, you usually kant tell because it doesn't do it long enough to melt the food so you don't notice it. You have a couple of components to check here. 1 is the defrost timer, which unless it has been changed recently, has the same pre determined defrost time. So you would have noticed by now. Next is the defrost termination switch. If you have excess ice on the evaporator, this will make the defrost longer than before. Unless the switch is going bad causing the defrost to go extra long, there is an excess amount of ice that is more than usual. Bad door seal will cause this. A slightly low freon charge. And a thermostat that is malfunctioning, causing the freezer to run continuously, will make excess ice buildup in the freezer. I would make sure the kids aren't leaving the door open and the gaskets are good. If not the case, call a repairman.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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Sounds like a noisy evaporator fan. Take the shelves out ot the freezer then take the panels on the back wall of the freezer off. The fan will be there. Then you will know for sure thats the source of the noise. When it is time to replace it...easy fix. (few screws) Here is an excellent source for the part..www.repairclinic.com. My favorite place for appliance parts.

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handiman518

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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