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Upright freezer keeps thawing & re-freezing??

I've had this problem occasionally for the last 3-4 yrs on my 6 yr old upright GE deep freezer (model #FUF20DMCRWH), however it has been occurring with more frequency the past several weeks. Twice in the last week to be exact. I will go out to the freezer to get food and find that all the food is thawed - esp. the food on the door and near the front of the shelves, i.e. whole roasts & small turkeys were thawed yesterday, while some of the food near the back of the shelves is partially thawed. After about a 24 hr period, the freezer will begin to freeze everything again and everything completely refreezes. Then the cycle will be repeated a few weeks later - I've noticed this seems to be more frequent of a problem during the hot summer months here in Florida - my freezer sits in my garage - could this have anything to do with it? I've contacted GE customer care and they have stated that this is NOT normal for a frost-free freezer - yes, it should defrost itself, but should not thaw out the food. My only alternative is to have them send out a rep which will cost me $70. minimum plus any labor & parts - I don't know if it's worth it to spend the money, esp. if the problem is not fixable. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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  • yara0826 Jul 19, 2008

    Maybe I'm missing something here, since I'm not very knowledgeable about appliance repairs, but I believe the point of the problem is not when and how often it's going through the defrost cycle. Even if it defrosts too often, the point is it should NOT be thawing out the food I have inside it. So I don't see how the timer would have anything to do with it. Please correct me if I'm wrong in my conclusion.



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Check your defrost timer

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  • Edward OConnell Jul 20, 2008

    again check your timer. If it gets stuck it will extend the defrost time.Yes you are missing something!

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