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Ge tpx21pr side by side refig/freezer Freezer is not cold enough

13 year old unit. Freezer only gets to around 20 degrees...not cold enough for frozen food. Refrig works fine. No frost buildup. I cleaned coils. This has been going on for weeks...wonder if expensive repair. Could we try ourselves (we are pretty handy!)?
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If your unit is NOT a static condensor, (the type with cooling fins and tubes on the outside of the back of the unit) If the door seals are okay and sealing properly, you might need to service the forced air condensor components located at the rear lower area, usually behind a fiber board cover. Remove the cover and look for dust on the condensor fins and fan blades. If clogged, carefully brush, vacuum, or blow the dust out, opposite the direction of the fans natural air flow direction. (You don't want to lodge the debris further into the condensor fins.)..Be sure to unplug the unit first.

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