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Why does my GE Freezer keep shutting down and keep giving codes L or a rotated F

Upright freezer, GE Model FUF21SVARWW, keeps turn off at random intervals and displays error codes L or a rotated F (rotated 180 degrees - like a 3 with the missing top line) I have pics, but not sure how to upload. The freezer only displays one character. Unplugging and replugging the freezer works, but again it will randomly shut off later and display the L or rotated F error code. Sometimes the freezer will shut off in a day, a week or even a month. Calling GE didn't help. GE support said they only had two character code errors, and had no idea what an L or F code meant. They suggested having a GE repair guy come by, but the freezer is 3 years old and we would rather just buy a new one if it is going to be several hundred dollars to repair. An appliance repair guy came by to fix something else, but he too didn't know what the freezer codes meant. It shut off during a two week vacation, and ruined a lot of food. It would be nice to be able to leave home for a weekend and not have to worry about the freezer. I appreciate any and all help.

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you have a refrigeration issue partner let her go 16 yrs. is good service you can replace it for 3 to 5 hundred the repair will be that IF you can find someone with the r-12. don't go for a top it off and go deal the food you lose is to expensive for that to be economical.

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check your defrost timer

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SOURCE: FREEZER ALARM WILL NOT SHUT OFF

You can try 2 things. Unplug it for about 2-3 minutes and then replug it. It should reset itself. You can silence the alarm or muffle it. Silencing it should be hard. Disconnect it from its source. You may want to find out why it is alarming constantly. Have you called Sears and asked them?

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SOURCE: Frigidaire upright freezer Model #FFU17C3AW1 Not keeping cold

Yes that is the correct part number.
If a new cold control does not correct the problem. Replace the compressor start relay.

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SOURCE: Freezer outside walls are very hot. Not maintaining temp

Hi, The walls are getting hot because that is where the condesor coils are. The condensor coils are where the heat is disperst that is trap as the coolant pumps through the evaporator coils inside. The fact that it is holding 0 degrees is a good sign. Is this freezer in a garage?
Check the door seals to make sure no heat is getting into the freezer other then when the door is opened.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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The following is the GE moving instructions. If you have started before the 24 hour rest period and the unit had been rotated from vertical have the compressor inspected.

FREEZER MOVING INSTRUCTIONS Please use the following steps when relocating an upright or chest freezer:
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Hello Mary;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

You are locked in the defrost mode. About every 8-10 hours your freezer will go into a defrost mode for 20-30 minutes. This is where all of the components will shut down except for the light.

You have water on the floor because your condenser fan and compressor is shut down.

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Lets take your freezer out of the defrost mode. In the lower back on the left hand side is your defrost timer (This may also be in the lower front depending on the model). Following is a picture of what a defrost timer looks like.

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The time is mounted on the back of a plate and held on with two screws. The plate has a hole through it to give you access to the round knob on the left. The knob has a slot in it. With a flat head screw driver turn the knob clockwise. You will hear a click. Turn one click at a time until the freezer turns on.

The timer cost about $20.00. You can replace it yourself. Unplug the freezer. Unscrew the timer. Remove the connector on the right.

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