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Brand new brada chest freezer (7.0 cubic feet) ice build up under door seal and water on door seal.We only puchased this freezer on Dec. 26 and after 4 service calls that even stumped the service tech we were finally able to have it replaced.The same thing is now happening with the replacement.From what the store told us we seem to be the only people who have had any issues with this particular product Any advice to solve this issue would be greatly appeciated. PS The store won't take the appliance back we would only get a store credit.

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problem is most likely caused by water overflowing from ice tray and then freezing to motor, hold light switch in and see what happens when tray fills up. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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if you can't find a replacement, use a piece of flat vinyl siding that goes on houses. You can heat it and bend it as needed, or cut it and screw the pieces to a balsa wood frame for lightweight support. Glue or epoxy probably won't work as the cold temps make them brittle but external caulking may be ok to hold the pieces together. Be sure to sand all edges and corners as the cut plastic can be sharp. If you can disassemble the unit and place the door face down, you can fill the cavity with insulating foam to help stabilize it.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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These doors have springs to shut them. If you can figure out how to get to the springs usually you will see that one is either unhooked or unattached at one end. If broken on the end bend another hook into it and add a pice of wire long enough to make up the broken difference. 

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A shorted membrane key pad or defective wiring harness.

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SOURCE: my brand new freezer wont freeze

I would plug it into a different plug in - not one that is on the same circuit that it is plugged into now. If the plug in is working for other things, it still may be bad and not able to handle the load of the freezer. If your freezer will not work on a completely different circuit, then there could be something wrong with the freezer, but it is not likely since two of them should not be bad. Seems to me more like an electrical problem in your location. Hope this helps you, Rick

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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