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TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE
You
can solve
many
common
freezer
problems
easily,
saving
you the cost
of a possible
service
call. Try the suggestions
below
to see
if you can solve
the problem
before
calling
for
service.
PROBLEM
Freezer does not operate.
Compressor
turns on and off frequently.
Temperature
inside the freezer is too warm.
Temperature
inside the freezer is too cold.
Temperature
of external freezer surface is warm.
Popping or cracking
sound when compressor
comes on,
Bubbling
or gurgling
sound, like water boiling.
Vibrations.
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Not plugged
in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
The room temperature
is hotter than normal.
A large amount of food has been added to the
freezer.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The temperature
control is not set correctly.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
The freezer does not have the correct
clearances.
The freezer has recently been disconnected
for a
period of time.
4 hours are required for the
freezer to cool down completely.
Temperature
control
is set too warm.
Turn
the
control to a cooler setting and allow several hours
for the temperature
to stabilize.
Door
is
kept
open
too
long
or
is
opened
too
frequently.
Warm
air enters
the
freezer
every
time
the door
is opened.
Open
the door
less
often.
The door is not closed completely.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
A large amount
of warm
or hot food might have
been stored
recently.
Wait until the freezer
has
had a chance
to reach its selected temperature.
The freezer has recently been disconnected
for a
period
of
time.
4
hours
are
required
for
the
freezer to cool down completely.
Temperature
control
is set
too cold.
Turn
the
control
to
a warmer
setting
and
allow
several
hours for the temperature
to stabilize.
The
exterior
freezer
walls
can
be as
much
as
30°F
warmer
than
room
temperature.
This
is
normal
while
the compressor
works
to
transfer
heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
Metal
parts
undergo
expansion
and contraction,
as in hot water pipes.
This is normal.
Sound will
level off or disappear as freezer continues
to run.
Refrigerant
(used
to
cool
freezer)
is
circulating
throughout
the system.
This is normal.
Check
to
assure
that
the freezer
is on a
level
surface.
Floor
is uneven
or weak.
Freezer
rocks
on the
floor when it is moved
slightly.
Be sure floor can
adequately
support
freezer.
Level the freezer by
putting
wood
or metal
shims
under
part
of
the
Sample