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Freezer runs all the time

Freezer set on #3 runs all the time temp 0deg. out side walls get very hot.

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  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    2 yr. old Kenmore upright freezer has been working fine, until we filled it with a half of beef and 5 chickens. Went away for a while and when we came back a "buzzer" in the freezer was going off. I reached down near the floor on the front right side where there is a switch and pushed it to off. The sound went away. I then noticed the sides and top were extremely hot. I then unpluged the unit.



    What is the alarm telling me???

    Why is the exterior so hot ???

    What should i be doing or not doing??



    James M. O'Connor

    hew12@comcast.net

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I don't have enough information. Use a freezer thermometer and check the temp. If below 0 probably a bad thermostat. Sides getting hot is normal. Thats how it gets rid of the heat from inside. In the summer a freezer can run over 80% of the time. Again this is normal. Another thing to check is the gasket around the door. See if it is worn or torn and is sealing properly. If there are condensor coils under neath clean them check to see if the fan under there is working when compressor is running. (Not all freezers have coils underneath. Some have them in back, Smaller units just use the side of the cabinet.)

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Hi wjjlaw,
ngafm at your service,

Is the hot side th open side or against the wall or cabinet side?

Have you touched this side before in he two years you have this appliance? Or is it that you just noticed it?

And if you can keep your hand on that spot for a long time it is not so hot only warm? If it is not burning your had it is probably just the characteristic of that fridge!
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Freezers can not be so full that you cover the cold air vents usually found in th rear of the freezer.


My advice is only a trained tech can remedy this problem, this time!
If I were there I'm sure I could nail it down!

You need hands on service!
Bless You ,
ngafm,
Please give me a good rating before you sign off.
Thank you.

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