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    Default Freezer Issue

    I have an old Frigidaire upright freezer - NOT self-defrosting, the old school one.

    Today it leaked water, out the front........I noticed 2 things:
    1)Meat had started to thaw a bit
    2)The sides were so hot you almost couldn't touch them.

    I have moved it out of the stinking hot unventilated room it was in and it has cooled some, and not leaking now but is it just it was too hot or is it stuffed?

    It is full BTW, not 1/2 empty...
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    Time to be used as a trade-in

    You could convert it into a productive worm farm
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    From what I remember about about these sort of things the compressor is no longer working so it has basically working in reverse.
    So you could be looking at getting the compressor replaced. Most likely cheaper to get a new freezer.
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    Default Re: Freezer Issue

    I'm no expert on freezers but I understand the basic principal of a heatpump which is what it is. It takes heat from inside the freezer and moves it to the outside where it needs to be dissipated. It stands to reason that the hotter the room the freezer is in the hotter it will get and that it will have a hard time getting rid of the excess heat. So for my 2c if it works ok now that you moved it it's probably ok.
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    Default Re: Freezer Issue

    Well this morning it is fine. perfect.
    And it's a sHacklock.....ooops. I knew it was something ancient.

    As for new...well my mum had a newer one.
    What a piece of ****.
    Flimsy, annoying fixed shelves (making it hard to defrost) and crappy plastic basket things.

    I sold it.

    This thing is a tough as nails.....big solid plastic coated wire (thick) baskets that have taken a lot of beating over the years....
    easy to defrost, and roomy. I bought 46kg of assorted meat while up in Auckland end of last year, so much cheaper there, that and other bits and pieces, means it's quite full now.


    If I could find a modern one like that I would but alas so far all the ones I see are ****.

    I guess it just couldn't handle that room.........husband kept saying it was OK.

    It did run for ages during the night but I guess it had to...to cool everything back down again, poor thing, it got a workout.

    I have no idea how old it is, I bought it used. Really old I would guess.
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    Default Re: Freezer Issue

    I found a website and from it, it seems my freezer was made in 1991.
    Pretty good, but the dryer wins that is 1979....still going fine.


    Anyway, it's perfect now, guess it was just the heat
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    Default Re: Freezer Issue

    We have a Bonaire chest freezer bought in 1971! it still works well, some years ago our basement garage was flooded to about 550mm and the freezer floated. Some things are indestructible.

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    Default Re: Freezer Issue

    what typically kills them is leaking gas. however we had to stop using one of ours because it would trip the RCD.
    certainly a hot room is not good for them. they run a lot more efficient in a cold room. the other issue is often kitchen cabinets. lack of air flow around them.
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    https://www.justanswer.com/sip/Shack...xoCC88QAvD_BwE

    Brought to mind the old shacklock iron stoves of the 1930's and the whiteway washing machines of the 1940's, great products.

    piroska, justanswer may tell you the same as post above, gas leakage.

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    Default Re: Freezer Issue

    Wow brucem, you win, that's impressive.

    Thanks, I did think of gas etc...but the freezer is just fine now after it recovered...perfect in fact. Operating as normal. Cool to the touch now, well, normal...not on fire...LOL.
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