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I just purchased a 5.1 GE chest freezer from Brandsmart (discount

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I just purchased a 5.1 GE chest freezer from Brandsmart (discount warehouse). The freezing part works fine, but the thermostat allows the temp to fluctuate widely (freezer will turn on, go to -14, then cut off and not come back on until +6). I'm guessing the thermostat is defective. I don't expect any service from Brandsmart, but I'm quite an amateur handyman. Am I probably correct that the problem is the thermostat. If so, should I replace it with a new GE thermostat or is there a better on available. Reliability is more important to me than price.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
well these can fluctuate from -14 and not come back on until it gets to +6 anywhere from 0-10 degrees is fine, I'm not sure changing the thermostat will change this, if everything is staying frozen good I wouldn't worry about it, hope this helps, thanks Bryan
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