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It is possible the Freon gas is low. You should get a professional person to check it out. You could have a small leak in one of the lines. If its an older unit might cost too much to repair. Your repair man should be able to tell you.
Either, the defrost timmer has had it, or the freezer defrost element has failed, the element is the most common cause of this type of problem. You have ice build-up in the freezer cores because it cant defrost, all frostfree units rely on cold air from the freezer to blow into the fridge, if the freezer cores become blocked, air can not pass to the fridge side. I bet you, if you left the unit off for 2 days to defrost totally,,,,with the doors open...then plugged it back in, it would work like new for 2 weeks.
Timmer or defrost element needs to be replaced...do not fall for the trick that the fridge mech. has to take it away, you tell him that this is the problem and you will save yourself ALOT of cash.
Dont forget to vote for the solution...regards Russ
Sounds like a restriction to me. Recover the charge. Pressurize the system with 350 pounds of nitrogen pressure through the high side. Leave it pressurized for 15 minutes. Release the pressure through the low side. Replace the filter drier again. Pull a 2 hour vacuum on high and low side. Recharge liquid refrigerant on the high side. Let the system sit idle for 30 minutes before starting. Check the evaporator fan motor as well as the coils. Use a good coil cleaner on the e-coil.
Hello there: first make sure that the back of the unit is clear of any dirt or obstructions also make sure that the food is not stacked up so high that the air cannot circulate also you may want to check the temperature setting if the unit does not respond to a lower setting your refrigerant level may be low or than you will have to have the temperature controle thermistor serviced or replaced
The first place to look is to check the charge. Using guages check the low and high side pressures and their relationship to one another. I'm assuming your unit is a R-404 unit which, if fully charged and the condenser is clean, and the fan is operating, should have about 210 to 250 high side pressure. Other things to check: evaporator coil ice/frost free; defrosting properly to obtain a clean coil; all evaporator fans running. If low side pressure is above 30 PSI you have a weak compressor. Whatever, fix the Traulsen unit, its head and shoulders above anything else on the market today.
It should work the same as before. Does the compressor get really hot after running a while? If so it could be low on charge, or there could be a restriction inside the refrigeration system. Either way a professional would have to look at it.