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Freezer not cold enough

I have the freezer set to -6 degrees F but it will not keep ice cream hard. I have had the temperature control replaced under the factory warranty but the problems persists.

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  • jaslporter Jun 03, 2008

    The temperature inside the freezer will get down to about 5 degrees F and will go as high as 16 deg F. This is plenty cold for ice cubes and frozen goods that have a high water content. Ice cream, in this case more like ice milk--low fat ice cream, needs to get down well below zero F. The cheap old Sears unit that was replaced by the LG had no problem getting down to -10 to - 15 degrees. I suspect that something is pouring excess heat, either the ice maker or the frost free. I just don't have a good way to test that theory.

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How is the other products in the freezer. Some ice cream doesn't get too hard and it is because of the ingridients. I can't remember now, think it is the sugar content. If your ice cubes are solid you should be ok.

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