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Amana SXD22S2W Side by Side not cooling - no frost on coils

Amana SXD22S2W Side by Side not cooling - no frost on evaporator coils behind panel in freezer section. I just paid a repair man to come tell me I have a leak, freon leak and for wat is would cost me to fix it, I could buy a dinged or dented one for $399 - $499. This fridge is 11 years old. Is he telling me the truth, in ref. to there being no frost on the coils and is that what I should do? the fan is blowig and he said he can hear the compressor running as well.

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He's right,sorry.

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