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Freezer not freezing and burning smell

My freezer wont freeze just gets cold and sometimes i smell a strange burning smell can i fix it its about 7 years old

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It may be the compressor overheating it could be the relay but if the compressor is hot then you are low on freon and need to have it recharged

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