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Freezer won't get cold

Air compressor is very hot
Fan is blowing but won't freeze ice.
Clean off condenser

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Defrost the unit completely.  There may be ice blockage preventing proper cooling.  You may also be low on gas.  With the unit off for an hour, restart while observing the largest pipe on the compressor.  It should frost and then after about 15 minutes either dry out, form ice or water on it.  If it is still frosted, it will need a recharge.

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