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I have an old GE upright freezer. Has worked perfectly for

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I have an old GE upright freezer. Has worked perfectly for 20-30 years. Tonight I noticed I really strong burning smell. Like plastic. What should I do? I don’t want my stuff to spoil or my house to burn down.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 30 years. Where would I find the model?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I will have to. No one here tonight. It is 11:30pm
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

One moment please..Note it takes time to type and add links so please be patient. Also the site will send you a phone call offer, that is not me.

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

SOmething may have melted on the defrost heater. Is it coolong down still or smoking?