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I'm ***** ***** We have an opal kelvinator upright freezer

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Customer: Hi I'm ***** ***** We have an opal kelvinator upright freezer FN300F-L. Have just replaced the seal and switched it back on. It's cooling down but the outsides and back are getting very hot and the thermostat is not switching off. What could the problem be?
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Customer: I had to turn the little defrost swich that is inside to start the freezer as it wouldn't start otherwise. The thermo switch doesn't seem to be working as it doesn't switch off when it is working
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 11 months ago.

This is all normal. The freezer expels the heat through the condenser coils which are located inside the outer panels. Whenever you first start up the freezer or any time the door has been opened for a very long time, the compressor will overwork. The compressor will not shut off until the inside thermostat reaches 0ºF (or -18ºC). Either way, it can be about 12 hours before it finally reaches the temperature depending on how long you had the door open and working on it but after that the unit should start to regulate the temperature and the outside will get much cooler and just be mildly warm like normal.

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