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Freezer didnot seem to be running. (I was working lots of hrs and just noticed this problem 24hrs ago) I lowered the thermostat all the way and it didnot turn on. Took off the back lower panel and rotated the timer switch and the unit started right away. I don't recall the position that the timer button was in before I rotated it. Will that need to be reset if everything else works or replace the timer ?

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That's what timers do when bad, won't let the compressor run when stuck on defrost. Replace it.

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If it started to cool again the compressor was running. Check the condenser and make sure it is clean. Provide as much air movement through the garage as possible . 100 degrees is a high temperature to be operating a refrigerator in.

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YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE A FREON LEAK AND RUNNING THE FREEZER WITHOUT FREON IN IT WILL KILL THE COMPRESSOR UNLESS YOU UNPLUG IT AND GET IT FIXED,THE COILS ON MOST FREEZERS ARE IN THE SIDE WALLS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLEAN THEM LIKE ON YOUR FRIG.HOPE THIS HELPS-MIKE

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almost certainly a problem with the defrost timer - just replace complete. doesn't matter what position you set timer to when replaced

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SOURCE: frigidaire upright freezer MFU20F3GW7 (model)runs

Clean cooling coils....throughly. Check door seals.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I bought a used Kenmore upright freezer, it's been running all the time.

I'm Not a pro, but the comments refer to a refrigerator. I don't think they read your problem from start to finish. I went to RSI in Phoenix, and I would say it is low on refrigerant. I hope it's 134a.
Good Luck
Over the years the freon sloowly leaks out, it might need only an ounce or two but it will fix it in my opinion. I have the same problem with mine.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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