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Power Outage? Upon the slightest loss of power, my freezer will turn off. The panel light, the interior light...everything is off as if it is unplugged. NO, the unit is NOT plugged into a GFI circuit. Even a momentary flicker in our power will cause this problem to occur. To get it running again, all I need to do is unplug the unit, wait a couple of seconds, then replug. The unit is only 5 yrs old and this scares me! Thunder-storms frequently cause momentary outages in our area and if we were away, we could lose a lot of food! Any ideas?!? Thanks in advance! Jonny_L

Posted by Jon Lindblom on Jul 03, 2007

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We did not find results for: power outage upon the slightest loss of power my freezer will turn off the panel light the interior light everything is off as if it is unplugged no the unit is not plugged into a gfi circuit even a momentary flicker in our power will cause this problem to occur to get it running again all i need to do is unplug the unit wait a couple of seconds then replug the unit is only 5 yrs old and this scares me thunder storms frequently cause momentary outages in our area and if we were away we could lose a lot of food any ideas thanks in advance jonny l.

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Power Outage? Upon the slightest loss of power, my freezer will turn off. The panel light, the interior light...everything is off as if it is unplugged. NO, the unit is NOT plugged into a GFI circuit. Even a momentary flicker in our power will cause this problem to occur. To get it running again, all I need to do is unplug the unit, wait a couple of seconds, then replug. The unit is only 5 yrs old and this scares me! Thunder-storms frequently cause momentary outages in our area and if we were away, we could lose a lot of food! Any ideas?!? Thanks in advance! Jonny_L


Johnny try to connect the fridge using a stabliser to the wall plug and make the control to the min coll and check if it is ok then the problem is of the connecting load to the wall plug
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Freezer stopped working (staying cold). Compressor was hot so there was power to it but I did not hear it running. After the unit sat for a day I plugged it back in and overnight the freezer was as cold as it used to be. What could cause that and what can I do to prevent it in the future?


It look that the thermostat has an issue Cooling is poor For an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas:Evaporator coilsCondenserPoor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt. Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited.Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system: The defrost timer The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch) The defrost heaterIf it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem Condenser Self-defrosting refrigerators all have a set of coils and a cooling fan, usually under the refrigerator, that need to be cleaned regularly. If these coils get coated with dust, dirt or lint, the refrigerator may not cool properly. The coils may appear to be a thin, black, wide radiator-like device behind the lower kick-panel. To clean them, disconnect the refrigerator from the power source, use a refrigerator condenser brush (see the Appliance Accessories section) and your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils of any lint, pet hair, etc. You may not be able to get to all of the condenser from the front, it may be necessary to clean the remainder of the condenser from the rear of the refrigerator.
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Viking freezer and fridge power on but not getting cold.


Are you sure the compressors are running, it could just be that the fans are starting but the compressor does not start.It sounds as though you may have fried the boards again.Remove the top grille and reach in to the compressor, to see if it is running, you should be able to feel it vibrating, there should also be some heat to it, not neccessarily hot.have you tried putting surge protectors on the outlets, to save the boards in the future?
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I am working on my freeze machine and can't seem to find the source of my problems. The compressor draws high amps and kicks off 1-2 seconds after start up, blowing the main circuit breaker in the process. All wiring seems to be fine besides the transformer having a loose terminal. Could that be what's causing the unit to draw excessive current? The supply voltage also drops from 115V to 77.9V when I power it up. The is a apot visible on the circuit board, indicating that it may be overheating (flux possibly sweating???). I really am out of bright ideas so if anyone can help me I would deeply appreciate it. Thanks


Could also be a bad start or run capacitor too. Check the capacitor to see if it is out of range or open.
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My freezer does not work all of the time. I HAVE NOTICED that the freezer get very hot at the top of the unit, I have measured this with a digital therm.and temperture was reading 136 degree F. and,the tempertuare probe was not touching anything, just the open air at the top of the unit and in the front, the back was even hotter. You see the freezer is in a cabinet and there are even holes in the side of the unit but,not at the top so,the hot air is forced out at the top right to the front . I even made several 2 inch holes in the back of the cabinet and the unit work for a while but then it stops freezing,we are losing a lot of food. This is a commercial vertical stand up freezer with one glass door.The name brand is true refrigertion in fact the refrigertor that is in a seperate cabinet works just fine. CAN THE FREEZER BE GETTING TO HOT WHICH CAN CAUSE THE UNIT TO SHUT-DOWN AND,IF SO CAN I INSTALL AN EXHAUST FAN IN THE CEILING WHICH IS ONLY AT THE MOST 2 FEET ABOVE THE FREEZER. HOPING TO MOVE THE HOT AIR AWAY FROM THE FREEZER. ANY ADVICE THAT YOU COULD GIVE TO ME WOULD BE IMMENSLEY APPRECIATED. THANK-YOU


The first thing to check is the condenser coil at the bottom of the freezer. Take the slatted front cover off at the bottom where the compressor is located. You will see the conderser coils. This looks like a radiator with aluminum fins, about 16 by 16 inches square. Be sure the coils are clean. Since the compressor is close to the floor it pulls a lot of dust into the coils. You may need to take a long stiff bristle brush to get as much dust as possible off the coils. If this is stopped up, the unit will definately overheat very quickly. While you are down there make sure the fan behind the coils is running. There are several reasons the fan might stop running. The motor can burn out, something can impede the fan blades such as paper, or sometimes rodents. If the fan isn't running the compressor will overheat and shut off. Once you check these basic things, you may then have to address the problem of dissapating the heat. The answer to your question is yes, it will shut down if it gets too hot. You need plenty of air space behind and over the unit in your situation. The air needs to flow into the front bottom section of this unit and flow freely out the back. All commercial refrigeration is designed to operate in 75 degree areas. As your room temperature increases the efficiency of the freezer will decrease. It is not uncommon to find these units in kitchens where the temperature is 85 even 90 degrees. They will continue to work, but will probably run all the time. I would think if you could get 3 to 4 inches of space at the back of the unit and the two feet above the unit with clean coils and properly running fans, you should get better results. You MUST have free flowing air to keep the unit running. The ideal situation is to have the air flow directly through from front to the back of the compressor compartment. In your case, you may have to move the freezer away from the back wall and allow the air to flow up the back of the freezer and out over the top into the room. 2 inch holes are not enough.
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I have a traulsen G22000 freezer Serial # T40431A03 115v 14.9 amp R404a,This unit has a electronic temp. and defrost control . I lost power to the unit now that power has been restored I need to reset the temp control and defrost cycle I lost my oweners manual Please help. Also when the unit lost power does the control reset to factory settings?? If so what are those settings??


Https://feg.hobartcorp.com/resourcecenter/ProductDocumentation/TR35748%20G-Manual%20(3-09).pdf Try this site.If you can not access this, let me know and I will try to email to you this manual. It has info on your controller and programming.
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Frigidaire frost free upright freezer door corner dripping


Hello Yellow, thank you for your post! I understand that your Frigidaire freezer is dripping water out of the corner of the door. It is possible that with your power going out the heat may have caused the gasket to warp. Do you see any frost build-up? The water that is dripping could be coming from condensation within the freezer. I would recommend checking the gasket to see if it is allowing warm air to enter the freezer. I recommend that you visually inspect the door gasket for defects such as gaps or tears. You can also use a dollar bill to test the door gasket. Place a dollar bill in between the door and the body of the freezer. If the dollar bill pulls out with no to little resistance, you may need to replace the door gasket. A faulty door gasket can allow warm air to enter the compartment and cause frost to condensation or a leak. I hope this information is helpful. -Matt
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