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Fridge has problems

My fridge has issues. first it ran fine for 2 weeks (my mom gave it to me and it always worked at her house) then after 2 weeks it stopped cooling, cool air was blowing but just barely. I checked the evaperator coils, they had a light layer of frost on them. I unplugged the fridge then plugged it back in and it worked.
then it stopped working. so i turned the thermostats down. then it worked.
then it stopped working. fridge sounds like it is struggling to turn on, like a car with a low battery. Evaperator coils go from lightly frosted to not at all throughout the day.
when fridge stops running I slam the freezer door and it starts up again.
this worked for about 2 days, now nothing. I unplug it and replug it - nothing. No noise, no fan, nothing running, no frost, slamming the freezer door doesnt do anything anymore
just a dead fridge, expect lights are on so it is getting power.

thanks for your help
i am low on cash these days ( who isnt?) so i am hoping it is an easy fix.
knowing my luck, though, it wont be :)
Frigidaire Model#FRS26WRC

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Sounds like the defrost clock may be going bad and or a door switch. Look for a hole that has whatr looks like a big screw that you can turn.

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