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29313 Freezer needs a gasket replaced and possibly a thermostat...never shuts off..

Does it pay to fix it or will it be more economical to buy a new one even though it won't be as large since they don't seem to make that size anymore?

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The gasket will allow the unit to make temp and shut off up to you about repair verses replacement

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Try sealing the door with tape to see if the thermostat will work to turn it off.
My Kenmore upright freezer had a separate cross seal down quite low, on the freezer not the door. I reversed the door seal so the damaged top part was below the cross seal and voila, no more leak.
If it needs a thermostat I suggest getting it sealed first. Mine was only 10 or so years old but Sears Parts said seal no longer available. Good luck

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SOURCE: amana BX22RW Freezer Compartment Icing

Ya hit it right on the head. Sounds like a classic "pulling in moisture" problem. See if you can seal that air leak any way you can. That moisture can freeze up air channels and block the refer compartment from getting cool air from the freezer compartment eventually.

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SOURCE: broken thermostat on Danby DCF1019W chest freezer

Take your model number of the unit to your appliance parts house and they can cross reference the t-stat. you could try this web site to see if you can find one

http://www.wsconet.com/

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SOURCE: how to fix blown head gaskets on a 1996 tahoe

its not the head gasket it is the intake manifold gasket and you can bypass all the throttlebody seal by removing all the wires and taking it off these are very bad at doin this cause they have a plastic gasket look up some pics on it it took my and a friend bout 5 to 6 hours to do but the shop wanted 700 dollars so that saved some money.

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SOURCE: Head gasket is damaged. 2005 Nissan Sentra, 1.8

i have a 2005 1.8 nissan sentra.i rplaced the radiator becuause it was leaking.so when i did i took it for a test drive and the needle went to hot then back down to middle ways between the C & H BACK IN FORTH.so i replaced the thermostat. now as far as i can tell it is staying in the middle of C & H. i can't feel no water though cerulating through the top or bottom hose of the radiator. so now that i told you what i done so far my question is???? ( my heater is not working in the car it is blowing out cold air & i left the car runnng for about 45 min. even took it up and down the road.still cold air.what do you think i need to do?????????? )

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Why does it run continually?


Hello David;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

If your freezer is running continually something is wrong. Your refrigerator freezer will run, then shut down to go through the defrost mode. The defrost mode is usually 10 to 20 minutes approximately every 8-10 hours.

What is happing is your compressor is trying to maintain the set temperature and will not shut down until it does.

So, you either have a bad condenser fan (Cools the heat), a frozen cooling coil (Cooling air obstructed) or a bad cooling fan.

Un plug your freezer for 24 hours. Put plenty of old towels under the freezer to collect the frozen ice.

Clean the condensing coils underneath. If the fab=n on the bottom is not running, use a household fan and blow air under the freezer until you can replace the lower fan.

Send me a model number. I will give you the part number you need. Easy fix.

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FREEZER WILL DEFROST AND THAW OUT FOOD. THEN WILL START FREEZING AGAIN IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS HAS HAPPEN 3-4 TIMES IN LAST 6-8 MONTHS. WHAT COULD BE PROBLEM?


seal around freezer door may be warped/old/cracked... or thermostat is not working properly.

Try duct taping door as tightly shut as possible and check around the time it freezes to see if that fixes the problem. If so, the seal (that has magnets so it will seal completely) needs to be replaced.

If that doesn't fix the problem, it could be a faulty thermostat in the freezer.

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Freezer won't shut off


Hi John,

The symptoms do indicate a failed thermostat.

I am not sure where you could get a thermostat for this freezer but I would try contacting Norlake first. They may guide you to who has one or maybe they can sell you one. If it is a direct replacement it is something that you can do yourself.

http://www.norlake.com/

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Will not freeze


Possible bad thermostat. You can disconnect the thermostat, take a jumper wire and plug in where the thermostat goes. This will tell the unit that the unit is turned on. If the freezer freezes, then it is the thermostat and it needs to be replaced. They can be purchased from an appliance supply house. Do not run the unit with the jumper wire or the compressor will run and not shut off.

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Ice under the cover


You can use a hairdryer to speed it up but you need to fix the defrost sytem.
How to check everything http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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Kelvinator Chest Freezer will not cool after spray painting rust spot.


Dear Landport2
Welcome to the site,

You said, you have a Kelvinator chest freezer, model number CFS101SM1W. This freezer is in excellent condition and was working ok. I notice that there was a rust spot on the bottom area so I decided to spray paint the entire inside with the appropriate appliance spray paint. After spray painting the freezer will not cool.

How old was your freezer?
This must be an ancient freezer!

And Unfortunately I was not able to tell you to leave it alone and not to turn it off!
You did not cause this!
Unfortunately it was so old that it probably was already on it's last legs.

Here is an interesting report I just read!

Repair or replace your appliances?

When to pull the plug on your old freezer

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model ?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your ,freezer
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.


If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that freezer under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.


If your freezer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.


The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new freezer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive freezer
six or more years old .

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a freezer you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM




Oct 10, 2008 | Freezers

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Won't get cold enough


welcome mvernon6

How old is your Freezer ?
Make and Model
This can be anyone of a host of problems,
1. Thermostat bad
2.Freon coolant low
3. Coolant leak.
4.Are the coils on the bottom of the freezer behind the grille or in the rear of the box?
These are the narrow black tubes that run parallel to each other, back and forth.
They carry the coolant to and from the compressor!
If they are under the freezer, then they may be covered with years of dust and lint and in need of a refrigerator brush down there to gently clean the stuff out!
Air needs to pass over them as the fan sucks it in through the front grille to cool them off.
The brush is $8-$10 at the hard ware store.
I hope my suggestions help.
Let me know how it goes.
Bless You Huuum
Please do not forget to leave a rating.


Below is an article I read about these things



Repair or replace?


When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator and or freezer

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

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Commercial reach in freezer


Hi scondon15,

I just read this article about the subject you ask about!

How old is the freezer?


Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator and or freezer

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

Sep 19, 2008 | Piper Products Freezers

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Freezer door left open


Hello Captain rose,
Did you turn off the freezer and then pull the plug?
Try this again. Turn off the freezer then pull the plug for 4 minutes, plug it back in and turn it on.
Do you hear the compressor turn on?
It should only take 24 hours max. to get back to full temperature!
If this does not help and you hear no compressor, especially if it is an old freezer .
They may have burned out the old compressor by causing it to work 2 hours straight .
Rather than cycling off and on every half hour or so!
If it was an old freezer, so it means it was on its last legs and would have happened some time soon any way!

Here is an article I read abut the age of refrigerators and freezers.

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

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