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This review is for the GE 14.1 cu ft manual defrost upright freezer. Based on other reivews, GE seems to have higher reliability than other brands which was the main reason I chose...Read complete review
This review is for the GE 14.1 cu ft manual defrost upright freezer. Based on other reivews, GE seems to have higher reliability than other brands which was the main reason I chose this model. This is the old style freezer than runs coolant through the fixed shelving. I believe this style can be filled fuller than other types that blow cold air through the unit because you don't have to worry so much about blocking air flow. The shelves seem sturdy enough.... they do flex just a little if you push on them. The unit has a green light at the bottom that shows you if it has power. It has a manual thermostat control on the inside. The unit dissipates the heat to the outer sides of the freezer. Although there is a grill at the front base of the freezer, no fans are behind it to cool anything which is a plus..... the only thing on it to break is basically a compressor. It has a defrost drain with a hose that is hidden behind the grill. Two screws remove the grill to get at it(you could easily reroute it to the back if you wanted). The plastic parts that keep food from falling off the inside door shelves is rather flimsy... Not sure how long that will hold up for. Power consumption and cooling seem good for a unit of this size. I mounted an internal air temperature sensor to monitor how cold it kept the inside. With it mostly empty and 4 gallon jugs of frozen water inside, I tested various settings: At the lowest setting of 1, The temperature inside varied between -10 and -17.1 degrees C while consuming 0.64kWh in a 24 hour period. At the default factory setting of 4, the temperature inside varied between -13.5 and -21.4 C while consuming 0.80kWh in a 24 hour period. At one less than the highest setting of 6, the temperature inside varied between -16.5 and -26 C while consuming 0.96kWh in a 24 hour period. The unit only draws roughly 80-100 Watts while running. So I think that is pretty good. At the lowest setting its running at a 29% duty cycle, so basically you're using the equivalent power of a 25W incandescent bulb running 24/7. Another thing I like is that if you read the manual, the manufacturer states this freezer can keep the inside cold in a 110 degree F environment. That's impressive and means they have some good design margin designed in, not to mention you could run it in the garage during a hot summer or with a generator when you don't have power for your household AC and it gets warm inside the house.
Most Liked Negative Review
Just a basic 14 cu manual defrost freezer
Purchased this new FUM14.1 cu manual defrost freezer to replace my previous 15 yr GE FUM14.1 MD unit that had develop a small leak in the interior tubing that was un-repairable. Though it is...Read complete review
Purchased this new FUM14.1 cu manual defrost freezer to replace my previous 15 yr GE FUM14.1 MD unit that had develop a small leak in the interior tubing that was un-repairable. Though it is comparable to my previous model, it had one less shelf, lacked the Alarm function and runs louder than my previous unit - which was extremely quiet. Hope this model last as long as my previous, but I have my doubts - if it follows the way of most of today's products. Unit is in hot garage six months out of the year being in Mesa, AZ.
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from Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States
Comments about GE White Manual Defrost Upright Freezer:
It keeps things cold!!! Does exactly as expected. Motor kicks on quickly upon opening Freezer and pulls door shut with real tight seal immediately upon closing. I am assuming this means it is creating great seal to keep in cold. Would not describe as loud but I keep in garage and can hear a low hum most of time and can tell when its motor kicks on.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Giant size with lock
from Lancaster County, PA, United States
I had this installed last month, and am amazed at all the space it has inside! And a lock, to keep the toddlers out!! Beautifully designed with a basket at the bottom, and I can reach all the shelves and food easily. I am short, so an upright was my freezer of choice.
from Grahamsville, NY
Bought this about 3 months ago. It is working excellent! Plenty of room for turkey, meats, and veggies. Runs very quiet.
Very nice.Lots of space.Quiet
from Lancaster, PA 17603, United States
Received this unit from PPL energy program.They have good Taste. Nice Space.Quiet.Performing well.
from Mesa, AZ
Just recieved my Freezer...
from Hagerstown, MD, United States
Purchased this freezer after having a freezer for 14 years not suddenly work. I am very pleased with it thus far. Large enough for my freezer goods, I love the freezer shelves, very difficult to find models with them these day. Appears to be very efficient.
from Sun Prairie, WI, United States
It has met our needs so far. I think it will continue to do so.
I bought tis 6 months ago have been happy it has a lot of room
from Springfield, MO, United States
I bought this freezer to replace my old chest freezer. I love this upright . I can find my food easily and it is so easy to figure out what I need at the store. Thank-you for making this product . I would recommend this freezer to anyone
Non-Frost free freezer
from Jacksonville, FL, United States
I bought this freezer because when you buy a frost free the food doesn't last as long due to the defrost mode. This freezer is great and it sings to me when I open the door. The light is bright and helpful to find stuff. I freeze a lot of things because I bake alot and freeze extras.
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