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Ge upright freezer, 4 years old, model # FUF 20DPDRWH. The sides are very hot to the touch.

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Might be the condenser/compressor fan isn't running......

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If the sides are hot, look at the defrost timer. Sounds like it has stopped running with the defrost elements on. The compressor has a safety switch on it that opens either if the compressor gets too hot or if it pulls too much current when starting. If your power flickered a lot before coming back on, that triggered the safety switch. Now that it's running normally, I wouldn't worry. The defrost timer is your problem now.

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I want to know how long the warranty is for GE Model FUF 17DPHRWH, Serial Number DL177038. Thanks. My phone number is 806.335.3745

The warranty offered by GE on the FUF17DPHRWH is one year for parts and labor from the date of purchase if the unit fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. If you pay for the GE Service Protection Plus, you will get longer coverage. (However, I've found that for most appliances, you would be better off putting the annual fee for the service in a savings account. Then when the appliance fails, use the money in the savings account to repair or replace the applaince.)

The manual is available here: . If this direct link doesn't work, start at and enter the model number. Then click Submit.

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My wife called me home to a thawing freezer.The outside stuff was thawed and the temp was 40 inside.The sides were hot on the freezer and it is a 20 cubic foot upright that is 12 years old. have not had...

Check the fan down by the compressor to see if it's working . If not , it needs to be replaced .Also check the coils to make sure they are clean of dust , lint , etc... Is the fan inside the freezer working ? The hot sides are good . This means the compressor is working ( the " freon " attracts the heat inside the freezer , pulling it out , to make the freezer cold . The air flow over the sides , help dissapate the heat ) . Without the model number , I cant look up to see how the freezer is made .

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GE Upright Freezer is not freezing

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