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older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« on: September 26, 2011, 05:19:57 PM »
I have this older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer. I received it recently from a kind neighbor.
I used it successfully for 3 years (I think it is a 1970 something model, maybe early 80's). Recently noticed soft ice cream. This led me to put a freezer thermometer in there. It sounds like the compressor runs all the time and the thermometer reads between 6 and 12 degrees F. I did a little research and found some info on switching off the outer condensation feature. I can't find anything like that. I can't even find the evap coils underneath or behind the unit (I usually clean them on my fridge since I have a long hair cat). There is a lot of condensation on the outside of the unit. It is stored outside in a lean-to shed structure. I live in central NC where we get hot with high humidity. I think it is about 16 cubic feet size. That's about all the details I can think of.
I'd like to be able to get the temps back down to 0 degrees for long term venison storage. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 05:59:08 PM »
Whats the gasket look like? Any frost buildup or condensation? I recently chraged up a freezer with great results:

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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 07:36:15 AM »
Hi- thanks for responding! I don't know much at all about appliances. I can see behind the machine, at the bottom, the compressor. i don't know where the gasket is. or where to look for frost buildup. There is no frost buildup inside the unit. i checked the temp again this morning it was about 7 degrees F.


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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 09:39:29 AM »
7 degrees is pretty good for that age freezer wouldn't think?Get a big container and fill it with water this will help hold the temp.
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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 12:06:40 PM »
7 degrees may be pretty good for a freezer that age but...i'm having freezer burn on my venison. I've had to throw out 30 # of good meat. after doing some research, i learned that frost free freezers are not the best for long term meat storage. It really needs to be at zero degrees for meat. i think i'm going to throw in the towel and buy a new freezer if i can't get someone local to charge the compressor for me for CHEAP!

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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 12:56:07 PM »
i wonder if there is a way to bypass the defrost timer? i'm OKAY with not having the frost-free feature. i just want it to freeze to zero degrees F.

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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 07:46:04 PM »
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i don't know where the gasket is

The door gasket? It's on the door. :)

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i wonder if there is a way to bypass the defrost timer? i'm OKAY with not having the frost-free feature.

That's not how it works. If you bypass the defrost timer the evap cooling coils will frost up on you and the freezer will run warmer yet.

The non self defrost frost free freezers have the evap cooling coils built into the walls so they are not exposed to the air so they don't frost up like your frost free model.

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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 07:46:54 PM »
having troubles with posting pics. hopefully this will help









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Re: older White-Westinghouse upright frost-free freezer
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 08:24:56 PM »
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