The freezer is a few years old, I bought it new. I'm not really sure what brand it is but I'd say its about 15 cubic feet. I cleaned it up and painted it to look pretty and I ended up wiping all the writing off the side of the freezer with Acetone (the writing included the hot-->cold scale near the dial). So I'm pretty sure I have it dialed to coldest rather than warmest. But like I said, this thing has been running perfectly for just about 2 years now and this is just starting to be a problem.
And yes, the Johnson is always running supplying power to the freezer. I'm gonna hafta pull off the side cover and see if the compressor is warm. The other thing I can try is unplugging the freezer from the controller and plugging straight into the wall. I would be able to monitor the temperature on the controller's display.
FERMENTING: nothing, I'm slacking
KEGGED: Innkeeper, Dry Irish Stout, Velvet Rooster Tripel, Smashing Pumpkin Ale
BOTTLED: Dubbel, Kriek