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Freezer - top shelf frosted over -- poor cooling through rest of freezer

Could the frosting over on the top shelf be related to a bad seal or more of a compression issue? No odd noises or knocking is coming from freezer and it doesn't appear to "stay running". It is ten years old

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  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    have examined the seala on the door closely and cleaned it well, but it still is not freezing anything on the top shelf.

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Hi yadak,
Happy to help.

You may need a new door seal.
But they are not easy to put on properly
and I would not recommend spending a lot of money on a ten year old freezer!
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