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I have a Frigidaire chest freezer glfn1326gw2 My problem is that the freezer is not getting cold enough. It's able to produce ice on the front wall but the back wall and bottom are not cold and I had to rescue all of my food. I've unplugged and thawed the entire unit for 36 hours. After I turned it off, I did hear what sounded like water running so I am assuming this is the coolant. I did a thorough clean and dry then restarted it up again, I placed a small plastic cup of water in the bottom and it was still water after another 36 hours with the temperature cranked to the coldest level. The compressor is running/vibrating, it's warm to touch but not hot and the copper pipe leading from it does get rather cold (not icey, but cold). This unit is very well sealed but also very clean @ the access panel. Only 17 months old....please help! Any suggestions as to what the issue might be and how to solve it is appreciated.

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It sounds like you are either low on refrigerant or the system is oil logged. if the sound is steady and not spurting I would be pretty sure you have a leak and are low on gas.

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Simple thing you can do if the ref is not getting cold enough.


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Just one question to ask? Did you used any sharp object in removing ice(ex. knife, ice pick , etc,)

If you do then there are a possibility that you do some hole on the tubes where the Freon Gas (chemical refrigerant) are passing thru, then in that case you might have leakage. Well that means you really need to call a technician to do the job, because you'll gonna need to fix the hole and re-charge a freon gas.(having not enough refrigerant on the system, your refrigerator might not able to produce ice completly.

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If you are in a humid climate this will happen more frequently - especially if you have the unit outdoors or in an unairconditioned area.

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