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4 yr. old side by side not cooling on either side. Fan running but compresser is very hot.Could it be low on freon? Thanks Tim

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They NEVER go low on freon unless you have a leak. If so it must be found and repaired. I would recommend calling a qualified technican to service your unit.

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