Compact Chest Freezer and Frost Free Upright Freezer


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Chest freezer is the traditional freezer offering the largest capacity storage. Lift-out baskets in most models offer easy rotation of food as well as convenient storage for items used often. Chest freezer units are used in households and in commercial places. Most separate freezers maintain a temperature from 0 to -20 °F (-17.7 to -28.8 °C)

The cabinet wall (thermal contact) condenser tubing is attached to and in thermal contact with the cabinet wall. Heat is transferred to the cabinet wall and from the cabinet wall, to the surrounding room air. (3 inches (7.62 centimetres) of clearance must be provided on all sides of the freezer for air circulation.

The floor or mounting surface should be level and capable of supporting the weight of the freezer when it is fully loaded.

Problem diagnostic Upright and Chest Freezer

1. Problem:
Freezer is not cold (compressor, lights do not operate)
Possible Cause:
No power to freezer (open fuse or circuit breaker)
Power cord defective (not plugged in, broken wire)
Open internal wiring (open wire or connector)
Repair Procedure:
Check power supply
Check power cord
Check wires and connectors

2. Problem:

Freezer does not cool (lights operate, compressor (main motor) does not operate)
Possible Cause:
Temperature control turned to “OFF”
Temperature control defective
Defrost control defective (stack in defrost position)
Relay ( compressor/motor starter) defective (burned contacts or terminal)
Guardette® (broken wire or open)
Open internal wiring (open wire or connector)
Compressor inoperative
Compressor defective
Repair Procedure:
Check temperature control 
Check temperature control
Check defrost control
Check relay
Check Guardette® protector
Check wires and connectors
Check Compressor
Call to Certified Technician Andy's Appliance & Refrigeration

3. Problem:

Freezer not cold enough
Possible Cause:
Temperature control set too low
Dirty condenser (some upright models)
Condenser fan defective (some upright models)
Evaporator fan defective (automatic defrost models)
Defrost control defective (evaporator frost-clogged)
Defrost heater defective (evaporator frost-clogged)
Defrost thermostat defective (evaporator frost-clogged)
Repair Procedure:
Check temperature (freezer/refrigerator thermometer)
Clean condenser
Check condenser fan
Check evaporator fan
Check defrost control
Check defrost heater
Check defrost thermostat

4. Problem:
Freezer runs too much
Possible Cause:
Temperature control set too high
Temperature control defective
Dirty condenser (some upright models)
Condenser fan defective (no air flow over condenser)
Door gasket (seal) defective (gasket torn and not sealing)
Door improperly adjusted (door not closing properly)
Light switch defective (light stays on when door is closed)
Repair Procedure:
Check temperature (freezer/refrigerator thermometer)
Check temperature control
Clean condenser
Check condenser fan
Check door gasket
Check door alignment
Check light switch

5. Problem:
Evaporator fails to defrost automatically (automatic defrost models)
Possible Cause:
Defrost controls defective (won't advance, contacts burned)
Defrost heater defective (open element/heater)
Defrost thermostat defective (open contacts)
Open internal wiring (open wire or connector)
Repair Procedure:
Check defrost control
Check defrost heater
Check defrost thermostat
Check wires and connectors

6. Problem:
Interior light does not work
Possible Cause:
Light bulb burned out
Light switch defective 
Open internal wiring (open wire or connector)
Repair Procedure:
Check light bulb
Check light switch
Check wires and connectors

7. Problem:
Ice in liner bottom (automatic defrost models)
Possible Cause:
Drain tube stopped or clogged
Repair Procedure:
Check and clean drain tube

8. Problem:
Frost builds up quickly
Possible Cause:
Door gasket defective (gasket torn, not sealing) 
Door improperly adjusted (door not closing properly)
Repair Procedure:
Check door gasket
Check door alignment

9. Problem:
Door out of alignment
Possible Cause:
Cabinet not level
Door improperly adjusted (out of alignment)
Repair Procedure:
Check cabinet level
Check door alignment

10. Problem:
Noisy operation
Possible Cause:
Cabinet not level
Drain pan rattling 
Compressor loose in mounts (front or rear)
Compressor fan motor defective (some upright)
Evaporator fan motor defective (automatic defrost models)
Repair Procedure:
Check cabinet level
Check drain pan
Check compressor
Check compressor fan
Check evaporator fan

11. Problem:
Freezer is not cold
Possible Cause:
Refrigerant leak (loss of refrigerant)
Refrigeration system restricted (system contaminated)
Compressor defective
Repair Procedure:
Call to Certified Technician Andy's Appliance & Refrigeration

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