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Gladiator Model No. XXRK- Freezer door was left ajar overnight a little while ago - Now I cannot get the temperature back to zero. I cleaned a blanket of dust off condensor coil- no change... Not Always- but, when garage temperatures are right, a small stream of water rolls onto floor- I believe it is coming off a tube connected to the compressor. Drain tube appears clear- All other mechanical components look good to me.. Any Suggestions for how to get the temp back down? Thank you in Advance. Greg

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Gladiators are a unique breed from any other style of refrigerator for their convertible capabilities of altering which section you wish to be the fresh food or the freezer, and the ability to use it in colder ambient temperatures than a typical residential refrigerator. This unique capability requires the use of a reversible fan motor and and dampers as well as additional foam insulation. If the door was left open, you have likely a buildup of frost and or ice in these air ducts as a result. My advice, empty it out, unplug it, open BOTH doors, blow a fan into the cabinet for a minimum of 24 hours. The water coming from the suction line of the compressor could be a sign that there is a little too much refrigerant in the system, or that it is in a fairly warm area, or near some source of heat.

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