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Upright Freezer only freezing on bottom shelves

My upright freezer is only freezing onthe bottom shelves. The two top shelves and the doors nothing will freeze. Any solutions? The freezer is only about 4 yrs old, also I noticed ice build up on the very bottom shelve. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. Freezer is kept in the garage which has never been a problem but who knows.

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SOURCE: Kenmore® (46-26072) Elite® 20.6-Cu. Ft. Frost-Free White Upright Freezer

Check these two things first.  1.  Is there a thick frost buildup on the back panel at the bottom half of the freezer?  2.  Do you hear the fan running inside the freezer?  Let me know what you find.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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SOURCE: I am accumulating ice inside my freezer

It needs to be defrosted. If ice builds up quickly again then start shopping for another freezer as the repair is not worth it. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: i have a 1970 model norge upright freezer and i

It soungs like you may have compressor going bad or a freon leak. Being a 1970 it would not be cost effective to repair.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: maytag upright freezer model MQU1556AEW

I have the same issue with no fan, found fan "shaft" had become loose inside motor and fan blade pinching wire between fan blade and motor bracket, Needs new motor and fan blade, fan blade is damaged from hitting bracket, I did contact maytag warranty and explained that freezer only worked six months and has been sitting but they had no offer for help,

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Maytag upright freezer (MQU1556AEW L1)top shelf

my maytag freezer not wotking correctly, the top shelf not cold, I bought a meat and tryed to put it on the top shelf, unfortunately, my meat went to the garbage and just the botttom shelf takes time to freeze, better than the top shelf
any help ?

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