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My Amana side-by-side has the same problem - won't cool or freeze

It's our secondary unit we use in the garage, but 90% of the time the motor runs but won't cool or freeze anything. The other 10% of the time it decides to try to run properly - but it never gets as cold as it should. It's over five years old, so the warranty is useless. Is it even worth fixing? The cost of getting a repairman out here is pretty significant.

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The capillay may have got choked partially.... get a service person to look into it

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