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Temp -35 degrees,freezer runs all the time

Small chest freezer runs all the time. temp is at minus35 degrees

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Make sure there is clearance around all sides of the freezer. If you have things stores against it the head pressure will be excessive and may affect cycling operation.

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I assume there is no manual control for setting temp. so the thermal sensor or control circuit has failed and it is just staying at its maximum.  You will probably get more help from the manufacturer but their website is somewhat disjointed; looking for contact info for your product ends at one point and then shifts to their scientific product line.
The only general contact info I found is here:
Nor-Lake 
You will in any case need to have the correct model number at hand since the subject line doesn't sound like your freezer. 

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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