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Philips Freezer I inherited my father's elderly Philips freezer. I don't know the model number and I can't find the handbook. At the top of the door is a switch, one side appears to rate one large star, the other side appears to rate 3 small stars. The switch has always been set to the one large star. Next to the switch is a panel with three lights; orange, red and green. Usually only the green is lit up, but recently the red has been coming on a lot. If I change the switch to three stars, the orange light comes on as well as the red. Can you explain what the switch and the lights mean please.

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I used to sell freezers.the green light tells you the mains is on and the freezer should work.The red light is to inform you the freezer is not low enough temperature,and the orange light is a fast freeze light to over ride the thermostat for use when introducing fresh food.It should not be used for prolonged periods as it may burn out the compressor although in your case you already have a problem and should seek advice or buy another freezer.If you get a cheap freezer thermometer it should confirm what I am saying.

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