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How do I keep my freezer running when ambient temp. can go…

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How do I keep my freezer running when ambient temp. can go below freezing?

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model? And have you checked the settings recently?

It's a Kenmore 970-?????. Yes I checked the settimgs.

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I purchased an Electrolux Garage Kit (#5303918301. Instructions show the stat inside the box. I believe this unit is a refrigerator unit

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

The kit is correct, and your'e right---it's installed inside the refrigerator. These combination refrigerator/freezer units only have one thermostat and it's inside the refrigerator. If the ambient temperature gets below where you have the refrigerator set, it will stop the compressor form coming on which causes the freezer to warm up. The garage kit adds heat to the refrigerator a bit so that the compressor will continue to cycle on and off thus keeping the freezer frozen.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
This is not a refer/freezer unit. freezer only.
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

OK then you don't need a kit at all. A freezer only unit will work if the ambient temperature gets cold, that isn't a problem. Now if it gets well below freezer (to 10 degrees or so ambient), the compressor may not start up because it's way too cold, but that's about it.

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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