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Just bought Belling Chest Freezer Model BCM31 as old one was thick with ice, but new one is frosting up very quickly as well above food line. Is this normal? Setting is right in the middle.

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Open the lid and using a spirit level check that the unit is flat and that its not "twisted" then using an a4 piece of paper check that the lid sits flat all round with no air leaks (the most common cause of chest freezers frosting up)if you have one, a freezer thermometer is a good investment, as you can set the unit to run at -18C,the optimum temp,,,

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