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Whilrpool chest freezer walls get hotter than normal, power light flickers on occassion, maintains correct cold temperature.

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NORMAL,CONDENSER COILS ARE IN THE WALLS,MAKE SURE THE COMPRESSER AREA IS CLEAN AND GETTING GOOD AIR FLOW,THANKS-MIKE

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Why does the retangle orange light starting to flicker?


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With the weather this is the time when people starting to put away the excess bounty of their garden. Chest freezers seem to be the answer for many gardeners. Vegetables that have not already been consumed need to be stored for use throughout the winter months.
Once you have bottled and/or packaged your vegetables they will have to be stored in a cold environment that is below their freezing point and at a low humidity level. A cold environment slows down the natural deterioration of vegetable matter that occurs. Most vegetables that are placed into a cold environment will go into a type of dormant state.
For those without the basement cold storage room an alternative is the household freezer. Many people use a small chest freezer for this purpose. An upright freezer will also work but they are not as efficient (or as cold) as the chest variety. Also the small chest freezer is generally less expensive than an upright of the same size. Basically freezer blocking is filling up the unused space inside the freezer. The theory is ... the less air inside the freezer the less electricity will be required to freeze the food. Anything that lowers the internal volume of the freezer will cause the compressor to spend less time keeping the interior cold. It would be equivalent to having a smaller freezer.
To do this cardboard boxes called "blockers" are placed inside the freezer. These boxes are filled with insulation. Any form of insulation will work, but basic household wall insulation (fiberglass) is most commonly used. It is both inexpensive and easily obtained. An alternative are the insulating peanuts used for shipping and packaging. Others suggest filling the boxes with old newspapers. This would work but the insulation value would be far less than the fibreglass method. Also the newspaper would pick up moisture and become extremely heavy to lift.
Obviously a cold storage room is the most economical method. It uses the winter temperatures to keep foods cold. Unfortunately its downside is that the temperature cannot be regulated. If the outside temperature changes so does the temperature inside the cold storage room. Also few modern homes have a cold storage room. It is considered unnecessary in today's fast paced society.
Whatever is used the boxes should be completely filled, and then sealed and taped shut. You do not want insulation mixing openly with food products. Also boxes of varied sizes work best because they allow you to fill up the open spaces better.
If the freezer is only half full then place the boxes either at the bottom of the freezer or all to one side. This way you have easier access to the food during the winter. Placing the boxes on top will be frustrating because you will have to remove them every time you want to get to the food.
Another way of doing this would be to place blankets or sleeping bags inside the open areas of the freezer. The insulation method is usually preferred though because it is much easier to move around boxes than an old sleeping bag.
An alternative method is to add containers of water to the freezer...partially full containers - remember water expands about 10% when frozen.
This is not true freezer blocking. Rather it is a method called heat sinking. Containers of water added to the freezer will themselves freeze into blocks of ice. Every time the freezer shuts off the cold stored inside the ice blocks will help keep the food frozen. The ice should slow down the natural heat transfer between the freezer walls and the food. The colder the freezer interior the less the cold control will turn on the compressor.
Although heat sinking is good in theory I am not convinced this method really saves money.
In all of the above methods the overall affect (in theory) is to make the freezer operate less. So the less it operates the less electricity it will consume. How much can be saved by these methods has not been properly tested. The best estimate is that it could save you 5% to 15% per year. I hope with this little write up you can get solution to your problems on Freezer Blocking. http://www.victorwod1234.blogspot.com


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My Avanti Chest Freeze Model CF98PSS will not freeze the green power light blinks but will not come on I turn the knob and the freezer sounds like its on. whats wrong? I have this for 3yrs


Hello,

A freezer is great for storing additional food that may not fit in your fridge freezer. If your chest freezer stops working, it's important to be able to troubleshoot it quickly so that food waste is kept to a minimum. Keep the following tips in mind if your chest freezer stops working.
Check the Electricity
If your chest freezer doesn't seem to be working at all, check the outlet that the freezer is plugged into. Unplug the chest freezer from the wall and plug something else in such as a lamp or digital clock. If the new appliance doesn't work either, you know the problem is with your outlet and not your freezer. If the appliance does work, you will need to refer to other troubleshooting methods.
Inspect the Relay
The relay is a component that helps power the compressor. It is housed in a plastic box with the motor terminals and the overload protector and is connected to the Compressor; the relay is the largest component in the box. Closely inspect the relay and make sure it is not burned out. The relay can also be tested using a multimeter. If you see any signs that the relay has shorted out, you'll will need to replace it. If the relay makes a rattling sound when shaken, this is also a sign that it has shorted out.
Examine the Compressor
The compressor is essential to the performance of your chest freezer. It is the motor that powers the entire cooling system and if your freezer has ceased to work, you need to check it. This unit is located at the back of the freezer and sits in plastic housing; it can be identified by its football shape.
You can tell that the compressor is broken if your relay is fine or if you hear a light hum followed by a clicking sound and silence. If your freezer is relatively new, it might still be under warranty and you could get a replacement compressor for free. If not, your compressor will need to be replaced by a professional.
Investigate the Thermostat
The fact that your chest freezer is not working could be down to the thermostat. This is the unit that regulates the temperature inside the freezer. To test your thermostat, remove the access panel on the side of the freezer. Next, use a screwdriver to remove the actual thermostat from the inside wall but do not disconnect the tube that runs from the unit into the freezer.
Set the range scale on Rx1 on your multimeter to test for continuity. If your multi-tester reads continuity, your freezer problem lies in another spot. If your multi-tester does not read continuity, it means your thermostat is not working and you will need to replace it. Remove the tube from the old thermostat and attach it to the new one. Screw the new unit into place on the freezer wall and make sure the tube is not coiled or kinked as this will prevent the new thermostat from working properly.
Hope this help.......

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Freezer not cold


Hello,

A freezer is great for storing additional food that may not fit in your fridge freezer. If freezer stops working, it's important to be able to troubleshoot it quickly so that food waste is kept to a minimum. Keep the following tips in mind if your chest freezer stops working.
Check the Electricity
If your chest freezer doesn't seem to be working at all, check the outlet that the freezer is plugged into. Unplug the chest freezer from the wall and plug something else in such as a lamp or digital clock. If the new appliance doesn't work either, you know the problem is with your outlet and not your freezer. If the appliance does work, you will need to refer to other troubleshooting methods.
Inspect the Relay
The relay is a component that helps power the compressor. It is housed in a plastic box with the motor terminals and the overload protector and is connected to the Compressor; the relay is the largest component in the box. Closely inspect the relay and make sure it is not burned out. The relay can also be tested using a multimeter. If you see any signs that the relay has shorted out, you'll will need to replace it. If the relay makes a rattling sound when shaken, this is also a sign that it has shorted out.
Examine the Compressor
The compressor is essential to the performance of your chest freezer. It is the motor that powers the entire cooling system and if your freezer has ceased to work, you need to check it. This unit is located at the back of the freezer and sits in plastic housing; it can be identified by its football shape.
You can tell that the compressor is broken if your relay is fine or if you hear a light hum followed by a clicking sound and silence. If your freezer is relatively new, it might still be under warranty and you could get a replacement compressor for free. If not, your compressor will need to be replaced by a professional.
Investigate the Thermostat
The fact that your chest freezer is not working could be down to the thermostat. This is the unit that regulates the temperature inside the freezer. To test your thermostat, remove the access panel on the side of the freezer. Next, use a screwdriver to remove the actual thermostat from the inside wall but do not disconnect the tube that runs from the unit into the freezer.
Set the range scale on Rx1 on your multimeter to test for continuity. If your multi-tester reads continuity, your freezer problem lies in another spot. If your multi-tester does not read continuity, it means your thermostat is not working and you will need to replace it. Remove the tube from the old thermostat and attach it to the new one. Screw the new unit into place on the freezer wall and make sure the tube is not coiled or kinked as this will prevent the new thermostat from working properly.

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