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If it is a frost free freezer it could be the thermostat has a fault that has left the defrost heating panel switched on.

If the freezer is otherwise working correctly the refrigeration system will be trying to remove the heat from inside to the outside and so the compressor will be running continuously and the condenser will be quite hot.
If the condenser isn't hot it is likely the compressor is broken or the refrigerant has escaped...

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Make sure that the cooling coils are free from dust bunnies and other debris. Plastic bags are a big problem.

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The drip tray should be firmly fixed to the top of the compressor unit - that gets quite warm during each cooling cycle. At the end of each cooling cycle the warming panel is switched on for a short time to melt the frost so the water drips into the tray shortly after the most heat is available to evaporate it and shortly after that the tray should be dry.

How can such a simple system fail?
Perhaps the tray is loose, perhaps the fridge is sited in a draught or perhaps there is a moist atmosphere in the fridge creating more frost and therefore too much water.

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It is the job of the refrigeration system to move heat from inside the cabinet to the outside - that is why when it works correctly, the compressor runs and the condenser and some of the pipework becomes quite warm (hand hot in some cases).
If this is happening it proves heat is being moved though if the cabinet doesn't become colder it is possible the heat that is being moved could be coming, in a frost free appliance, from the defrost heating element that must be permanently on due to a timer or thermostat fault. The defrost heater usually is switched on only for a short time at the end of each cooling cycle.

If the condenser isn't warm while the compressor is running, it could be the compressor is broken or the refrigerant has leaked away.

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I'm assuming this number is either a model or serial number which doesn't work with popular brands. Please enter a manufacturer and a model number and i may be able to help you. Thx

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I have never owned a fridge freezer so have no experience to draw on apart from a sketchy knowledge of the principles involved.

I just wanted to mention that food remaining frozen at -2 C or even -6 C doesn't mean the food will remain safe to eat indefinitely, in fact the safe life of food at those temperatures will be about the same as in the freezer compartment of the old fashioned fridge - a matter of a few weeks to a couple of months.

The safe and almost indefinite storage of freezer food requires temperature of -25/-27 C

I suggest you obtain service for your fridge freezer...

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If your refrigerator has an in-door ice dispenser, the solenoid valve is defective and will have to be replaced.

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Might try contacting Sears in the United States or Canada to see if they can assist in any way:

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Could be a clogged drain, Try using a chopstick (or similar) to ream.

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