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Doesn't cool ..Viking Side by Side ..unit is about 7 years old ..no former trouble ..quit cooling; will only reach 40-50 degrees in freezer section ..compressor runs continuously along with compressor fan and freezer fan .. have cleaned condenser coils at top .. have removed cover from evaporator within freezer .. no obvious problems .. hard to escape conclusion that refrigerant charge has been lost

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Hi, Yes, If the evaporator was not frozen over then I agree with you. The unit has lost its refrigerant charge. The only thing you can do is to have a licensed refrigeration man find the leak, repair it and recharge it or replace the refrigerator. If the evaporator is frozen over the defrost timer would be the problem. In this case, manually defrost it and it will be good for a few days until you get it replaced. kstfas

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