Guide :Freezers : 9.9 cu. ft. / 280 liter Upright Freezer HVA280K

Hoover HNU271AFFAL I have this "frost free" freezer & have to manually defrost it every 2 months or so as the fan in it seems to get stuck ( I assume with ice?)After that it works fine for a while. It is only one year old! Are these frost free units known to be very unreliable? I had an old LEC conventional freezer for 22 years before that only needed a defrost every 3 years or so & never let me down! I am seriously thinking of dumping this & buying another conventional unit as I am fed up of losing all my food. Maybe they need another few years to get these working reliably? I think any device with a fan in it would be prone to failures? can you recommend a good one to buy? ( at least 8 cu ft, upright)

Posted by missmouse on Aug 13, 2007

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Hoover HNU271AFFAL I have this "frost free" freezer & have to manually defrost it every 2 months or so as the fan in it seems to get stuck ( I assume with ice?)After that it works fine for a while. It is only one year old! Are these frost free units known to be very unreliable? I had an old LEC conventional freezer for 22 years before that only needed a defrost every 3 years or so & never let me down! I am seriously thinking of dumping this & buying another conventional unit as I am fed up of losing all my food. Maybe they need another few years to get these working reliably? I think any device with a fan in it would be prone to failures? can you recommend a good one to buy? ( at least 8 cu ft, upright)


As an ex hoover eng. these so called frost free units were never frost free!!!! if the unit was over gased in the factory it will over freeze. some early units were fitted with faulty modules and sensors. which were recalled thru engineer van stock but not to the public. call the service there service dept. but be careful not all hoover/candy/gias engineers are trained in refrigeration ( ask for a senior engineer. the staff turn over is huge!
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Dead Upright Frigidaire Freezer


YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE A FREON LEAK AND RUNNING THE FREEZER WITHOUT FREON IN IT WILL KILL THE COMPRESSOR UNLESS YOU UNPLUG IT AND GET IT FIXED,THE COILS ON MOST FREEZERS ARE IN THE SIDE WALLS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLEAN THEM LIKE ON YOUR FRIG.HOPE THIS HELPS-MIKE
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Hi: It sounds like you bought a frost free freezer as it has a fan. The fan will come on to circulate the air. It will not necessarly run continuosly. The noise is most likely coming from the fan. I sold Frigidaire freezers for years and they are noisy compared to a refridgerator. If you think it is louder than it was when you bought it, I would replace the circulating fan. Also look at the back wall for frost as it could be a bad defrost heater blocking it with ice. Most likely just the fan though. Since it's in a detached garage,and you won't have to put up with the noise inside your house, it could run a while before failing. The fact it's getting cold is a very good sign.Also as you asked 2'nd, a freezer is ok in an unheated garage. Don't put a refrigerator in there. Unless It is a Whirlpoll Gladiator that is designed for such applications. Use www.searspartsdirect.com to find out where the fan is if you feel it is necessary to replace it. Its not a tough job if you are handy. Their shipping is expensive so you might want to buy it locally.
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Well I finally found the screws for the front grill. The compressor started cooling off once the seal was put back in place. So I'm going to give that a day or so. Still did not find the coils I'm assuming that they are in the sides. One thing I do know for sure, is that I'm putting you guys in my favorites. I educated myself so much from your website. I'm not sure I ever had a problem except the seal. I don't have the original motor to check but I'm working on getting it back. If I would have found this website before the tech I would have saved $150.00. Thank you so much.
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No it sound like there is a problem with the seal system where the freon is kept this model does not have a fan because is the shelves get frosted so there is a leak or restriction so try calling a tech but i would just buy a new if i was you since to fix will cost about the same
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Ice build up in my frost free upright freezer


I looked at the BACK at the bottom underneath of my Sears Kenmore frost free upright freezer and what was causing the ice buildup was very simple. At the factory, the assembler looped the little hose too high and when the water went into the hose it could not get out due to being too high in one spot! An ice dam will form, blocking ALL water coming throughand freezing up any more water coming down giving you a HUGE wad of ice that is scary!!! I just removed the screw holding the loop that holds the hose and put a bit of warm water down the little hole on the INSIDE (Behind the grate) to melt the remaining ice in the tube.You need to take out 4 screws and remove the grate to see this. I could not believe that this was the problem! I haven't had any ice build up since.Now don't tear your freezer apart before you try this trying to fix the compressor, thermostat etc. It may be the only thing wrong with it!
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Fridge and Freezer running, but not getting cold.


Make sure your fans are working. one is in freezer section,the other at back by your compressor.
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Walls of freezer are hot to touch


Freezer is working overtime . these symptoms generally indicate excessive outside air coming into freezer. make sure doorgasket is completely sealed all the way around door.
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How do I get rid of ice pool that formed on bottom of my freezer, only five years old could it be that somehow it was not closed all the way at one point, but now do I shut it off in order to melt it?


You need to defrost it and will likely have to clean out the drain line located inside the freezer behind the back panel.
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