Galaxy Chest Freezer - lines freezing, fan not running

Hey everyone,

Trying to figure out what to do to get my freezer working again. I came back from a weekend trip and everything was completely frozen over on the left side of the condenser. I followed advice here and defrosted the freezer - but upon starting it back up again the line still freezes but now the freezer won’t even get cold enough to freeze ice blocks. The condenser just runs and runs and runs constantly and gets very hot while the line freezes as in photos below.

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Do I need to add more refrigerant? Do I need to get a new condenser and fan motor? I’ve seen some suggestions about cleaning out condenser lines but don’t know how to go about that from here… any help would be great!

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Hi @jseitz46801,

What is the model number of the freezer?

@jayeff - it’s an older model. CF14 or similar… if I’ll look again for a model number and update thread/post but it’s been elusive to this point.


Ice on the suction line into the compressor could be due to a faulty evaporator fan (fan inside compartment near evaporator coil - not condenser fan outside near condenser coil and compressor)

Also knowing the model would help as with some refrigerators/freezers the condenser fan runs all the time the compressor is running and maybe a bit longer when the compressor is not running (temp controlled) but with others the condenser fan only runs when the condenser coils are too hot.

The evaporator fan however runs when the compressor runs and stops when the compressor stops

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