July 20th, 2010, 08:15 AM
Upright Freezer cold not freezing
I realized this freezer stopped freezing about a week ago when all my frozen fish from a pre oil spill expedition leaked out onto the floor. What a smell. The freezer compartment was cool to cold at the top and much warmer nearer the bottom. I cleaned out the freezer and let it air out a few days. I removed the shelves and back panel and plugged it in. the compressor is running very quietyly and after overnight is pretty hot to the touch. The freezer is cool but not cold inside and the coils have a slight frost on them only on the top row or two of tubes. The fan is running fine. Could you tell me the most likely suspects? The unit was manufactured in 1997. Is it worth fixing? Thanks
July 20th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Its your compressor thats gone bad, It would cost about $400 to have a new compressor installed, not worth it.
Average life of freezers is only 8-12 years now.
Time to go new freezer shopping.
Appliance Repair School 1987-1988
Star Appliance Tech. 2 yrs. 1988-1990
Wards Appliance Tech. 11 yrs. 1990-2001
Sears Appliance Tech. 4 yrs. 2001-Oct. 2005
Jake's Appliance Repair Nov. 2005-present
Look-Up & Order Parts
By PatrickM in forum Refrigerators & Freezers
Last Post: November 29th, 2014, 12:30 PM
By nate in forum GE/Hotpoint
Last Post: May 23rd, 2010, 01:11 PM
By J&T in forum Frigidaire/Electrolux
Last Post: July 16th, 2009, 03:45 PM
By wulf36 in forum Frigidaire/Electrolux
Last Post: May 11th, 2007, 09:55 AM
By Jesse in forum Sears Kenmore
Last Post: September 6th, 2005, 11:08 PM
If you feel that you have benefited from this site, and would like to show your appreciation, you can throw a buck or two in the Appliance Blog Tip Jar - Thank you!