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The lower half of the freezer is cold but not the top. There is no air blowing ou the top vent. What should I do?

Frost free

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Hello friend, thanks for your inquiry!

I understand that the top of your Frigidaire freezer is not cold but the lower half is. I would recommend to perform a defrost on your freezer, I understand that it is a frost free freezer but it could be that maybe something has caused it to freezer over. You can perform a manual defrost by unplugging your appliance for four to six hours. If that is unsuccessful and you are still not getting cooler temperature up top I would seek assistance from a professional to come out and diagnose your appliance. -Matt

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

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remove back panel inside freezer and see if pipework is frozen up and also check fan is working. if pipework frozen up, indicates a fault with the defrost system

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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hi thanks for the question its normal for a frost free freezer to run a long time to keep a good cold temp i don't think you have a problem thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Side by side freezer not cold not cold.

The cold air circulating fan motor was burnt out. Replaced, all fine.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: freezer runs constantly,seal is okay,frost

It seems to me that the thermostat is no longer sensing temperature. IT will either stay on (it controls the compressor) or wont come on at all when it becomes a problem. You can order one thru sears.com if there is not a appliance parts store nearby. To check before buying, heres what you do. You need to know the temperature (use a thermometer that reads below zero). it has to be at least 10 degrees or cooler. if it is then turn down thermostat dial to 1. if it shuts off then the thermostat is ok. if it doesnt turn off (the compressor) replace t'stat. let me know the temp. and if this works for you hope this was helpful...

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Raz Mataz

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All vents should have at least 2 inches clear in front of them. Also>> Is your circulating fan working?
Sometimes they stick or slow down and need a shot of WD 40 and then work
it back and forth a little until it wants to take off again. Keep me informed
and PLEASE give a Thumbs Up for the effort. The Raz Shack

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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