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frigidare upright freezer runs constantly...bearly stays at

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frigidare upright freezer runs constantly...bearly stays at 32f. icecream is soft. only 2yrs old. What can I do myself?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
this could be a defrost problem, a sealed system problem, or a thermostat problem. You need to remove the lower back panel inside the freezer to look at the silver coils behind it. Are these coils packed with frost? partially frosted? Or frosted from top to botXXXXX XXXXXghtly?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I unplugged to save energy cost. I'll plug back in.

Also the sides were very warm to the touch when running. I checked for improper sealing so I don't think that's it. Model #LFFU1765DW16

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
you'll need to give it an hour then check the coils as stated before.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ok Coils are coated, on top row mostly, with frost....but not a great amount. Runs constantly even at low themostat setting and doesn't ever reach 32f
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
ok so that means that either your compressor is going out, or you are low on freon. This isn't something you can fix yourself unfortunately so you'd need to call a technician to check the freon pressures to see if you need a new compressor or more freon.
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