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Compressor is running but nothing is staying cold or frozen

Trying to find the location of the defrost timer i think it might be stuck on

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    The defrost timer may be stuck because the turbo fan motor is not running


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Its by the thermostat control. but that does noit sound like the problem. i wotuld take and clean the condenser coil thats underneith the unit real good with a shop vac and a long brush first.

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any further question let me know.


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