Little joy in Muddville right now. Fortunately, we did not have huge amounts of expensive foods (meat) in the freezer. The food had been thawed long enough for the frozen bread dough to expand out of the package. The dried stuff we had in the freezer to prolong shelf life (some meds, small seeds and such) are OK. Everything else is lost.
I don't know if it is fixable. I guess I will be using my Google-fu to see if anybody repairs appliances in the Lansing, Michigan area.