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During hot weather my traulsen URDT2-24DUT does not get cold enough to keep food its at 48 degrees. freezer side okay. I live in California and the technichian out here charge $150. just to show up with out repair any simple repair is about $1000.

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48 degrees is way too warm. When is the last time the condenser coil was cleaned? Its the fan coil on the exterior of the unit.

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