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Freezer losing temperature

Bought a second hand AEG Arctis tall freezer about 6 months ago and it seemed fine initially but it now keeps losing temperature - the warning light flashes and it beeps. I pull the plug out, put it back in and put it on fast freeze until the temp goes back up. It works ok for a few hours, then the same thing happens. This is happening about 3 times a day. It seems like the compressor isn't kicking in unless you unplug and re-plug it. I completely defrosted it 2 days ago, and made sure that it's not too full, so that isn't the problem. Please can you advise?

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the temperature control is bad. when you push the fast freeze it bypasses the thermostat for 12-24 hours depending on which model you have. I am not able to find any parts information with the model number provided but you should be able to find a temperature control at any local appliance parts house or online thru any reputable supplier. Thnaks Peyton

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: New freezer not cooling - temp @ 25 degrees and food is defrosted

It is probably the control board and since it's new it's still under warranty so a certified Frigidaire repair man will fix it without charge. There should be a telephone number with the paperwork you received when you bought it.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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The freezer is probably in need of defrosting. This usually occurs when the freezer has been over packed. It needs to be able to ahve air flow through it, there are holes in the back of the freezer and a defrosting element at the top and they need to be clear in order to keep it frost free. It happend to me and we called an engineer out. solved it by using hair dryer to defrost it.

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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