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Doesn't cool as much as it should -- freezer, on

Refrigerator doesn't cool as much as it should -- freezer, on top, will maintain 40-45 degrees; bottom only about 65. This is an old Whirlpool 19.9 ET20DKXVNO5 -- motor used to go off with a loud shudder, and an occasional 'knock' sound, coils on the bottom were not excessively dusty, but I vacuumed them off anyway; no visible leaking or frost, but I only removed the bottom cover and looked at the lower part -- can't afford a new one right now, can this be fixed?

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Does this model have a condenser fan that blows air over the condenser coil(coil on the bottom of the unit)? If it does then does the fan run?The fan has to circulate air over the coil to remove the heat from it. If the fan doesn't run then the compressor will overheat and cycle off then on on the internal thermal limit inside the compressor and the system will never come close to cooling as it should.

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