Summary: This freezer can be purchased for much less at Sam's Club, but you might want to reconsider your purchase. When there is a power outage-- thunder storm, electrician working at the box, etc. -- you must manually unplug the freezer, wait a minute, and plug it back in.
Shutting down and losing temp, less then 1 year old.
30 July 2014
Summary: Yup...same issue here as the other reviewers had, except mine started shutting down randomly after 8 months. I too thought it was a fluke, but now I am having to turn it off and on again every day to get the compressor to start up again and keep things frozen.
Summary: I purchased this freezer 5 months ago from a local retailer when our 15-year-old GE upright wouldn't go below 15F. I just needed something basic to keep our food cold, and this fits the bill perfectly.
Summary: We bought this freezer 3 years ago and it's still running as well as when it was new. The food stayed frozen for 36 hours after a storm that knocked out the electircal power. It runs at 1.05 KW/hr so it's very energy efficient. Great buy!
Summary: I purchased this freezer about 3 years ago. If you would have asked me to rate it two weeks ago I would have said it is a very good buy. Well six days ago it turned off and defrosted by the time I caught it. Only lost a few steaks since I caught it early. Not a big deal.
Summary: This is the best freezer i have ever used in terms of energy consumption. Since i purchased the freezer it works perfectly and my electric bill has drop drastically. It motor compressor is quiet when running, no noise.
Summary: Well, I had originally given this a 1 star as it stopped working after 2 weeks. I think that it must have been the temperature in the garage, it got really cold. After turning it on and off a few times, it started working again. It's been fine ever since.
Summary: I’ve owned one of these GE FCM7 (7 cu.ft.) freezers for 14 months. I like the compact size, BUT - It had to be replaced once under warranty because the temperature would swing between 30ºF and -20ºF even with the thermostat set near the coldest setting.
Summary: Great purchase, great freezer! Well worth the money!! Keeps my meat frozen til I'm ready to take it out and thaw it for cooking up something good! I would recommend this for anyone keeping a side of beef for instance.
Summary: This freezer is way nicer than pictured or described. It is about 3 feet long, and comes with 2 baskets, and a separate side compartment that is 19" deep and 6 inches wide. So you can not only fill the baskets, but stack things up in the side compartment.