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My freezer is about 2 years old. I opened it up this morning and found that about half my stuff had thawed (meat still mostly frozen). It was closed and gasket seals fine when I examined it. I turned the freezer know up from 3 to 5 and unplugged it and replugged it. What is the life expectancy of this unit ?

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ngafm at your service,

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