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My deep freezer has decided to die an untimely death. At least I felt it was untimely since my finances are not doing too well at this time either. The freezer is 16 or 18 years old, an upright model, and has suddenly quit freezing. It still blows air and tries to come on but cannot. The lights in the house dim each time it tries to cut on. Does anyone know what might be wrong with it? I really hate to call a repair man because he will cost at least $100 to fix it, and he will charge at least $45 to come out and tell me it cannot be fixed. Thanks.

-- Ava Green (, April 10, 2001


I don't know what might be wrong, but suggest that for a freezer that old you might just buy a new one. Get an energy efficient chest type; looks like electricity may not be cheap or plentiful in the coming years. New ones will have have built in energy saving circuits, and will save you a lot of money in the long run. Chest type freezers keep all the cold in when opened, and are better if there are power interruptions. I keep mine out in the arctic entryway, and let the waste heat the freezer gives off add a bit to the basically unheated area.

-- seraphima (, April 11, 2001.

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