# Freezer is not freezing. Temperature at coldest setting is 35 degrees. Fan running constantly.

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Need more info? Name and model of freezer or fridge? Can you here the compressor running in back of the fridge. Making any weird noises?
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Randy

Posted on Feb 07, 2011

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