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There is a 10 degree difference of what I set the fridge and freezer compartments at then what it is actually keeping it. The ice cream is soft serve and there is a noticeable warmth on top of the freezer drawer when I open it. What is happening?

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mikedurland
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SOURCE: bosch frost free fridge freezer not freezing ice cream/pops at all and meat not totally frozen

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: frigidaire freezer not freezing ice cream

The freezer temp settings are not low enough or you are getting ready to have a poblem with the defrost circuit.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: freezer and fridge not getting cold

you have a sealed system leak or possible restriction in system. need to check freon pressure. make sure compressor is running. if not ohm out start device

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: vanilla ice cream tends to turn brown!

Tou probably have an area that wasn't properly cleaned. Everything is stainless so, it can't be rust. Check for missing seals at the ends of the dasher.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: bought new fridge freezer yesterday and the

Your refrig is under warranty . I would suggest calling an authorized warranty repair company .

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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