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Fridge is not cooling or freezing

My 13 year old magic chef refrigirator is not freezing or cooling. However; the motor is running continuously.

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Can you tell me the model # on the fridge please? the motor is running continuously because it's trying to cool the fridge. it may be a few things, the defrost thermostat, the fan motor itself or the compressor.

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