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Freezer not freezing

I have an Amana with a top freezer TZ19RW. Nothing fancy, about 15 years old. The freezer has stopped freezing and is constantly running but keeping it barely as cold as a refrigerator should be. The refrigerator is barely cool. Is it worth it to have a tech call or should we just purchase new?

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Try unpluging it for 24 hrs with the doors open then plug it back in if it does not change then it could be low on freon it would be best to purchase a new one since it is 15 years old.

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